Humanity's Last Stand, with Nicanor Perlas [Thur June 6, 7:00pm, Kresge College, UC Santa Cruz, CA]
Western Region US,
Lecture - Presentation,
An Evening With Nicanor Perlas, Right Livelihood Award Laureate. — The 21st century is the Age of Science and Technology. It is also the Age in which humanity faces a unique and unprecedented challenge. This is the challenge of Artificial Intelligence (AI). If properly developed and aligned with the values of humanity, AI will bring tremendous benefits to society. However, if AI is used inappropriately, it could undermine human civilization and, ultimately, with the emergence of Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI), lead to the extinction of humanity, in as little as 10 to 20 years. Scientists, philosophers and engineers call this latter possibility the “alignment challenge” or "existential risk" of AI. The fate of our future lies literally in our hands.
Free and open to the public: An Evening With Nicanor Perlas, Right Livelihood Award Laureate
Thursday, June 6th, 2019, 7:00 PM UC Santa Cruz, Kresge College Seminar Room
Lecture with Nicanor Perlas, followed by panel discussion with Anthony Aguirre, Associate Professor of Physics; Lise Getoor, Professor of Computer Science; and, Sikina Jinnah, Associate Professor of Politics.