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Cape Town: Speaker evening – Jacques Rousseau

2017-01-31 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Jac Kriek
Cape Town: Speaker evening - Jacques Rousseau

The Rise of the Robots: Implications of AI for Society.
Revolutions challenge all our assumptions and norms regarding how we live, and artificial intelligence will certainly prove to revolutionise human life. How?

The problem is, we don’t quite know – but there are some easily identifiable areas of opportunity, as well as threats. This talk will focus on some challenges we’re likely to encounter, with a focus on the ethical implications of AI. For example what happens when it’s one of them, not one of us, deciding who should live, and who should die.

Jacques Rousseau is a lecturer in critical thinking and business ethics at the University of Cape Town, and is the founder and chairperson of the Free Society Institute, established in 2009 to promote secular humanism and scientific reasoning in South Africa. He and Dr Caleb Lack are the co-authors of Critical Thinking, Science, and Pseudoscience: Why We Can’t Trust Our Brains (Springer Publishing Company, 2016).

Join us on Tuesday 31 January to hear more from Jacques about this fascinating, contemporary issue.

Venue details and further information available from Jac Kriek.

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