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Monday, 18 September 2017 - Sunday, 24 September 2017

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AI and the Future

Led by the UCD Humanities Institute, the UCD Institute for Discovery and the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, 'Plotting the Future' is a public lecture series and forum for debate that explores the urgent question of what it means to be human in the age of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. AI, robotics, autonomous vehicles, drones, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, and biotechnology are revolutionising society. These new technologies are already blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological worlds, raising ethical, social and legal concerns. While some commentators celebrate the opportunities of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, others foreground the potentially uncontrollable ramifications of what is arguably an unprecedented transformation of the human world. Our experts and guest lecturers will discuss the following questions: What are the socio-political, economic and cultural challenges and opportunities of the second machine age? How will it transform the world of work? To what extent will our self-perception as human beings change? How can we safeguard the very notion of self-governance, given the increasing dependence on AI and robotics? Can robotics law protect us from uncontrolled advances in these domains? Join us as we discuss what the future may look like in thirty years.

Category: Lectures & Seminars
Time: 17:00
Venue : Moore Auditorium, UCD O’Brien Centre for Science
Contact: Ricki Schoen
Audience: All Welcome

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