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
To watch the seminar return here on the day at 2:20pm for a 2:30 start.
Transiting to a world of super intelligence: Can we separate the hype from the reality?
- 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 a philosopher who has spent most of her working years in university teaching and research. She is currently Senior Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. Her specialization has been in the philosophy of mind and brain and because of this, developments in the field of artificial intelligence have played a prominent part. During the 1980s and 1990s, whilst working at Swinburne University of Technology, she spent time meeting with AI researchers in Silicon Valley, at Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley, as well as attending conferences on AI at European universities. In recent years, she has drawn inspiration from her U3A students while teaching in related areas of philosophy. A common thread in these classes has been the question of what it means to be human when the boundaries which have traditionally separated humans from nonhuman animals, on the one hand, and from digital technology on the other, are being blurred if not erased.
This seminar is open to all U3A Port Phillip members and subscribers and to the general public.
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This is an online live seminar, presented as a webinar on Zoom.
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