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November 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artificial intelligence poses a threat to the survival of humanity that must be actively addressed by government.
The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Meeting convenes: 6:30 PM
Reception: 8:00 PM
Moderated by Soho Forum Director Gene Epstein.
You will not be required to show proof of vaccination in order to attend in person.
For the affirmative:
Susan Schneider writes about the nature of the self and mind, especially from the vantage point of issues in philosophy, AI, cognitive science and astrobiology. Before opening the Center for the Future Mind she held the NASA Chair with NASA and the Distinguished Scholar Chair at the Library of Congress. In her recent book, Artificial You: AI and the Future of the Mind, she discusses the philosophical implications of AI, and, in particular, the enterprise of “mind design.” Schneider recently completed a three year project with NASA on the future of intelligence. She now works with Congress on AI policy, appears frequently on television shows on stations such as PBS and The History Channel, and writes opinion pieces for the New York Times, Scientific American and The Financial Times.
For the negative:
Jobst Landgrebe is an entrepreneur and researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working on both the mathematical foundations and also the philosophical implications of AI technology. In 2013 he founded the company Cognotekt in Cologne, Germany, where he serves as managing director. At Cognotekt, he has co-designed and directed the creation of several software product lines, including: Wernicke® — the core Cognotekt software for the automated transformation of language into mathematical logic — and Eloquent, a program for mailroom automation including automated extraction and processing of mail content. Together with philosopher Barry Smith, he has published the 2023 book, Why Machines Will Never Rule the World: Artificial Intelligence Without Fear. He also works in the area of ontology research.