Science must behold humaneness
Trivandrum: "Human beings are going to be quite insignificant in the near future" opined the Scientist- turned author of Malayalam C. Radhakrishnan. Speaking at the Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters 2020, on the topic "Bhumi @ 2050" he expressed concern over the extensive influence of technology. "With the revolutions happening in the fields of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Genome Research, human beings are seen to be easily replaced. In the near future you can expect your partner to be a bot. This is alarming. Science has no emotions or heart. It is amoral", he added.
Poet and author Alamcode Leela Krishnan was also present at the session. Continuing on the thread, he opined that unless Science beholds humaneness, it would fail to cater humanity at its best. "Technology with a human face is what we aspire for", he added.
Both the speakers agreed on the point that the positive impacts of science on society cannot be denied. They expressed their hopes that science will itself come up with a solution to this and man and science would co-exist in harmony.
Content Highlights: C.Radhakrishnan, Alamcode Leela Krishnan