The aim of this public debate is to foster a broad and inclusive discussion which informs our understanding of the dynamics and consequences of the rise of AI and Robotics and how to govern its impact on humanity and our world.
Time/Date: 7:00 -8:30 pm, October 19, 2017 @ Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Room BAC 241.
Panel Members: Paul Abela, Acadia University; Teresa Heffernan, Saint Mary’s University; Stan Matwin, Dalhousie University; Danny Silver, Acadia University.
Moderator: Ian Wilks, Acadia University
A policy debate format will be used. Members of the Pro and Con teams will center their presentations on the following topics:
• AI/Robots and the impact on civil society (jobs and economic sustainability, governance)
• AI/Robots and our conception of what it is to be human (transhumanism, mortality, dominance/subservience/equality with the machine?)
• AI/Robots and our safety and security (social, political and military notions of responsibility and authority: where does the buck stop?)
• AI/Robots and human flourishing (privacy, a literate culture, an open and vibrant democracy)
For more information see: Panel Debate: AI/Robots and our Future