AIMS members speaking in Boston next week

Next week, Thursday March 15- Friday March 16, members of the AI, Mind, and Society group (AIMS for short) will be participating in the BU Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Accountability, Ethics, and Algorithms. Susan Schneider is keynoting on Thursday afternoon, with a public lecture entitled “How Should Ethics & Technology Converse.” The following day, members Mary Gregg and Jenelle Salisbury will be taking part in a roundtable discussion on issues relating to AI, ethics, and personhood.

Schneider to speak at SXSW panel: “Can We Create Consciousness in a Machine?”

One of our members, Susan Schneider, will be speaking this Sunday March 11, 2018 at SXSW in Austin along with David Chalmers and Christof Koch. The title of the panel is “Can We Create Consciousness in a Machine?”  The panel description is:

Consciousness is the deepest part of humanity. Now, innovative research is ushering in a new era of truly intelligent machines. They will be our partners in solving the great medical, technical, and scientific problems of the world. And their thinking may share some of the fantastic beauty, unpredictability, and creativity of our own. Join the world’s top thinkers on machine consciousness to debate the challenges and realities of this strange new world. Part of the IEEE Tech for Humanity Series.