Joseph Carvalko is a technologist, patent lawyer, and author. As a lawyer he has worked as a patent prosecutor, litigator and corporate counsel. As an engineer he has worked in biotechnology, radar, optical tracking systems and artificial intelligence. During his career, he has been awarded eighteen patents. Throughout his career he has authored over ten books consisting of academic books on technology, law and works of fiction and poetry. His latest book, Conserving Humanity at the Dawn of Posthuman Technology provides an up-to-date account of AI and genetic engineering from a technical, historical, and ethical perspective as well as expectations for their future development. Currently he is Chairman, Technology and Ethics Working Research Group, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University, School of Law, teaching Law, Science and Technology. He is a member IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology and Publications Board member, IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society. He holds a BS Electrical Engineering, and a Master Fine Arts from Fairfield University, and holds a JD from Quinnipiac University.