Physicist Stephen Hawking warned humanity that “the development of artificial intelligence (AI) could spell the end of the human race… Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.” To meet the challenge of AI, Hawking urged the creation of “some form of world government.”
But will AI really spell the doom of the human race? Is it truly capable of making humans obsolete? Or could it provide an opportunity for greater creativity and productivity based on a renewed understanding of human uniqueness?
Join us in Seattle on Wednesday, July 11 for a fascinating evening exploring these questions as part of the launch of Discovery Institute’s new Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence, named in honor of Discovery Institute Fellow Walter Bradley, whose distinguished academic career included professorships at both Texas A&M and Baylor University.
More: Tomorrow at 7:30 PM Pacific time, the Discovery Institute will launch its new Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence at the Museum of Flight south of Seattle. Walter Bradley is a Fellow of the Center for Science and Culture whose distinguished academic career has included professorships at both Texas A&M and Baylor University.
• mathematician, author, and entrepreneur William Dembski.
• Director of the new Bradley Center Robert J. Marks, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Baylor University.
• Stony Brook University neurosurgeon Michael Egnor.
• Microsoft data scientist George Montañez.
The evening’s topic of discussion will be “Will the Machines Take Over?: Human Uniqueness in the Age of Smart Machines”
The event is sold out but will be livestreamed.
Note: The Walter Bradley Center features a blog, Mind Matters Today, served by News. See, for example, Will AI Lead to Mass Joblessness and Social Unrest? Fear not the robots but the robot philosophers!