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Upgrading Humanity: Defending and Nurturing the Truly Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence; Lecture and Workshop with Nicanor Perlas [June 22-23, Chestnut Ridge, NY]

Saturday, June 22, 7:30pm (Lecture And Q&A); Sunday, June 23, 9:00am–3:30pm (Workshop)

Although still in its earliest stages, artificial intelligence (AI) is radically transforming all aspects of society. With the immanent emergence of Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI) and the illusory temptations of “transhumanism,” humankind stands at a crossroads. Nicanor Perlas makes an urgent plea. It is imperative, he says, that we take immediate steps to ensure that digitized technology is aligned to human values and priorities.

The lecture and workshop will be based on the Nicanor’s recent book, Humanity’s Last Stand, available online from SteinerBooks (or call 703-661-1594). Advance reading is highly recommended.

Nicanor Perlas is an adviser, global activist, writer, and speaker on artificial intelligence, globalization, and spiritualized science. He has advised UN agencies, the Office of the Philippine President and Congress, as well as cities and towns undertaking large-scale social threefolding projects. For the global impact of his work, he has received the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize), the Outstanding Filipino Award, and UNEP’S Global 500 Award.

Location: Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: $65 (Saturday lecture plus Sunday workshop), or $15 / $9 students and seniors (Saturday lecture only). Pre-registration for the Sunday workshop is required. Click here to register..

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x122.