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A SPECIAL HARMAN ACADEMY EVENT

 

TECHNOLOGY, AGENCY, AND VALUES: A POLYMATHIC EXPLORATION OF AUTONOMY IN HUMANS AND MACHINES


While autonomy is a feature of much organic life, it is perhaps the defining feature of human existence. It is also, however, a distinguishing facet of much recent technology; a new cohort of artificially intelligent machines, systems, and agents that operate increasing without human intervention. The most conspicuous examples include driverless automobiles, autonomous weapons, social media bots, assistive robots, and devices comprising the Internet of Things. But all algorithmically-automated systems with which we now engage are self-governing to a degree. In what ways might the increased autonomy of these systems affect our own agency? How might our use of such systems impact how we function as humans? Or how we see ourselves as human? How might they alter our dynamics with each other?

 

Join us for a day of discussion about our past, present, and future relationship with autonomous technologies. In a series of panels, faculty from computer science, engineering, robotics, the humanities, and the social sciences will reflect on the applications, ethics, and history of these systems.

 

Event Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Event Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Event Location: Friends of the Library Lecture Hall, DML 240|Harman Academy, DML 241

Contact information: Karin Huebner | khuebner@usc.edu | 213-740-8747

Hosted by: Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

RSVP Deadline: Thrusday, February 20 9p

 

   
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This event is hosted by the Harman Academy for Polymathic Study.
For questions regarding this event, please contact Karin Huebner at 213-740-8747.

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