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We, the Robots: Freedom in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

  • ALBERTINE 972 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10075 United States (map)

AI (Artificial Intelligence) has the potential to revolutionize many areas of our lives, from healthcare to warfare, and from entertainment to labor. While it promises significant improvements to our day-to-day lives — for instance, in the field of healthcare, where it could lead to better diagnostics, and individually targeted drug design, as well as in the management of transport systems and electricity grids, or the simplification of legal and financial paperwork— there are fears that robots and AI technology could render many jobs obsolete.  But as the space for human error becomes more limited, will the space for human freedom also diminish?

The conversation between Hod Lipson, co-author of the award winning book Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing as well as Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead, and Michalis Vazirgiannis, École Polytechnique Professor and big data mining specialist, is presented as part of the Alliance Series at Albertine. The discussion will be moderated by Stephen Williams.