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Artificial Intelligence & Humanity

    Local News    May 9, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is more and more in the news. Are our cell phones actually becoming ‘smarter’ and will our cars soon be driving themselves? From healthcare to warfare, will robots become our future companions and our future soldiers?

How much of the media hype about AI should we believe? Who benefits from the ‘the rise of the machines,’ who is at risk and how can we have a say?

Lucy Suchman, Professor of Anthropology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, joins the Salt Spring Forum this Saturday, May 12th at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring for a timely discussion about artificial intelligence.

Dr. Suchman is a world-leading critic of artificial intelligence. Prior to joining academia, she was a Principal Scientist at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in California. Her current research examines the future of robots in our lives.

Dr. Suchman is author of two books on artificial intelligence published by Cambridge University Press and the recipient of numerous academic awards. In 2016, she served as an expert panelist for the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), as a member of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control.

What is artificial intelligence and should you be afraid of it? What is the future of AI—and humanity? Join Lucy Suchman to find out!

Tickets are available at ArtSpring (250-537-2102 or online) & at Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2018 Forum Members; $20 – General Public. (Students and low-income residents contact saltspringforum@gmail.com)

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