AUTONOMY AND TECHNOLOGY: A POLYMATHIC INQUIRY INTO OUR FUTURE HUMANNESS
“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”
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 2: Here's Looking at You: Interrogating Facial-Recognition Tech
with Kelly Gates, Assoc. Professor of Communication and Science Studies, UC San Diego
and Simone A. Browne, Assoc. Professor of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin
Event Date: Friday February 21, 2020
Event Time: 4p to 5:30p
Event Location: Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, DML 241| Friends of the Library Lecture Hall, DML 240
Contact information: Karin Huebner | 213-740-8747 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by: Harman Academy
RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, February 19 9p
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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