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SPRING 2020

AUTONOMY AND TECHNOLOGY: A POLYMATHIC INQUIRY INTO OUR FUTURE HUMANNESS

“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”

--George Orwell

 

With growing interest in AI systems that can learn and evolve autonomously, are machines becoming in fact organic--mirroring, but possibly superior to, us? As technology continues to advance exponentially, even exceeding human capabilities, we are pushed to ask ourselves, “what does it mean to be authentically human?” For our spring 2020 Polymathic Pizza series, we will investigate some of the most exciting and cautionary advances in technology and ponder how these technologies will shape and mold our future humanness, and how we in turn can, and should, shape future technologies.

 

Session 1: Techno-logy Dance: Race, Gender and Pose-Detection Technology

with Margo Apostolos, Professor of Dance and Dance Science

 

Event Date: Wednesday January 22, 2020

Event Time: 5p to 6:30p

Event Location: Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, DML 241

Menu: Pizza

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

Hosted by: Harman Academy

RSVP Deadline: Monday, January 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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