May 16, 2017 — 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Panel Discussion Starts 6:00 pm Sharp! (Followed by Q&A)
NYPL Science, Industry and Business Library,
188 Madison Avenue at 34th Street.
Humanoid robots in "Humans,” “Westworld,” and “Ex Machina” are science fiction – for now.
We’re already interacting with artificial intelligence every day through voice-recognition devices like Siri, Alexa and Goggle Home. A.I takes our Starbucks orders, drives Uber cars, curates our Facebook newsfeeds and pilots unmanned military drones.
This year A.I. will write more than half of financial and sports stories. It already writes computer code and has the capability to learn. Will it ever become conscious? Would you trust robots to make life and death decisions? How fast will intelligent machines replace people? Will they have the capacity to turn on us?
Science Writers in New York (SWINY) invites you to explore those questions and more in a provocative evening with two experts on the implications of living with smart machines.
Space is limited, so please RSVP by Monday, May 15.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)
188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street
Free for 2017 dues-paid SWINY members
$10 for nonmembers
Refund/cancellation Policy: SWINY will refund admission fees provided we are notified by noon on Monday, May 15.