Tutor/Facilitator Maurita Harney
Date: on/from Sat 19 Aug 2023 to Sat 19 Aug 2023
Frequency: Single Event
Class time: 2:30-3:30
This talk will explore the following questions:
- What is it about recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) that generates so much excitement as well as fear?
- How concerned should we be?
- Can AI develop human qualities such as empathy and sentience?
In this seminar we explore some of these questions.
Dr Maurita Harney is Honorary Senior Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne and U3APP Philosophy tutor. Her specialization has been in the philosophy of mind, brain, and consciousness; and, as part of this, developments in artificial intelligence have played a special part in her research and teaching.
The facilitator, Kevin English, studied electrical engineering and had a career in telecommunications until a burst brain aneurysm in 2010 brought this to a sudden end. Since then, Kevin has been heavily involved in the Stroke Foundation and U3APP, serving as treasurer for 3 years and providing ongoing technology support. He retains a strong ongoing interest in technology, most recently relating to electric vehicles and artificial intelligence.
See the flyer created by Margaret Byron HERE.
This seminar is open to all U3A Port Phillip members and subscribers and to the general public.
As there are limited numbers, please book in below.
This is an online live seminar, presented as a webinar on Zoom.
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