Charlie Rose with Jeffrey Sachs; Rodney Brooks, Eric Horvitz, & Ron Brachman (December 21, 2004)
Jeffrey Sachs is director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and a special adviser to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He talks to Charlie about what can be done to reduce global poverty. Also, the latest in artificial intelligence with Rodney Brooks of MIT, Eric Horvitz of Microsoft Research, and Ron Brachman of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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Nurse says that it is mistaken to think of Cancer as one disease , that rather there are more than two- hundred kinds of Cancer. He speaks about the major problem of distinguishing between normal cells and cancer cells. He rejects the metaphor of a 'war on cancer' and thinks of the whole research as an effort of building blocks of understanding. He is a strong advocate of public education in Science. He believes this necessary because major public issues presently and the years ahead will have a scientific component. To understand them in the right way it is necessary to know something about the Science involved. Stem Cell, Cloning, 'Global warming' etc.
The program has an amusing anecdote related to Nurse's being informed of receiving the Nobel Prize. He also at the end speaks of his love of Astronomy and suggests that even in New York City it is possible to with the aid of a relatively cheap telescope see much of interest in the sky.
Nurse will go on from here to be Rose's co-host in a series of health - medicine- science programs.