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Artificial Intelligence – Promises and Perils

Susan Schneider

Leader

Susan Schneider

Prof Susan Schneider is the founding director of the new Center for the Future Mind at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She writes about the nature of the self and mind, especially from the vantage point of issues in philosophy, AI, cognitive science and astrobiology.  In her recent book, Artificial You: AI and the Future of the Mind, she discusses the philosophical implications of AI, and, in particular, the enterprise of “mind design.” As the NASA chair, Schneider has recently completed a two-year project with NASA on the future of intelligence. She now works with Congress on AI policy. She also appears frequently on television shows on stations such as PBS and The History Channel.  She writes opinion pieces for the New York Times, Scientific American and The Financial Times.  Her work has been widely discussed in the media, and she is currently working on a new book on the shape of intelligent systems.

Other Leaders

Andrew Briggs
Andrew Briggs

Professor Andrew Briggs is the emeritus holder of the Chair in Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford. His research interests focus on nanomaterials for quantum technologies and their incorporation into practical devices, alongside fundamental investigations of the role of information in nanoscale thermodynamics. From 2002-2009, he directed the UK Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration in Quantum Information Processing. Current work in his laboratory develops machine learning for measuring and tuning quantum devices, with results that greatly exceed what is possible for humans. He is a Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford, Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion, and Member of Academia Europaea. He has over 650 publications, with more than 28,000 citations. His books for a general readership include The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions, with Roger Wagner (2016), for which there is a documentary film and study guide and the six-book series for children, The Curious Science Quest, with Julia Golding and Roger Wagner (2018-9); It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion, with Hans Halvorson and Andrew Steane (2018); Human Flourishing: Scientific insight and spiritual wisdom in uncertain times, with Michael Reiss (2021).

Alessandro Colarossi
Alessandro Colarossi

Alessandro Colarossi is an accomplished IT professional, having spent over a decade in virtually every facet of tech, from support and web design to cartoon animation and game development. Alessandro is currently employed as a Customer Success Manager at Google. He has a diploma in Systems Analysis from Sheridan College and a philosophy degree from York University with a concentration in AI. Alessandro is a frequent contributor in Philosophy Now Magazine and has been published in York University's philosophical review. He also co-authored a book entitled Becoming Artificial (becomingartificial.com) which explores the nature of humanity, technology, artifice, and the irreducible connections between them.

In this round table dialogue, Dr Susan Schneider along with Prof Andrew Briggs and Alessandro Colarossi will explore Artificial Intelligence.

Date

Sep 08 2022

Time

CEST
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
19:30 - 20:00 Meditation (optional)
20:00 - 20:30 Talk by Susan Schneider
20:30 - 20:40 Response by Andrew Briggs
20:40 - 20:50 Response by Alessandro Colarossi
20:50 - 21:05 Discussion between Susan Schneider, Andrew Briggs and Alessandro Colarossi
21:05 - 21:10 Break
21:10 - 21:55 Q&A

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Susan Schneider

Leader

Susan Schneider

Prof Susan Schneider is the founding director of the new Center for the Future Mind at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She writes about the nature of the self and mind, especially from the vantage point of issues in philosophy, AI, cognitive science and astrobiology.  In her recent book, Artificial You: AI and the Future of the Mind, she discusses the philosophical implications of AI, and, in particular, the enterprise of “mind design.” As the NASA chair, Schneider has recently completed a two-year project with NASA on the future of intelligence. She now works with Congress on AI policy. She also appears frequently on television shows on stations such as PBS and The History Channel.  She writes opinion pieces for the New York Times, Scientific American and The Financial Times.  Her work has been widely discussed in the media, and she is currently working on a new book on the shape of intelligent systems.

Other Leaders

Andrew Briggs
Andrew Briggs

Professor Andrew Briggs is the emeritus holder of the Chair in Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford. His research interests focus on nanomaterials for quantum technologies and their incorporation into practical devices, alongside fundamental investigations of the role of information in nanoscale thermodynamics. From 2002-2009, he directed the UK Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration in Quantum Information Processing. Current work in his laboratory develops machine learning for measuring and tuning quantum devices, with results that greatly exceed what is possible for humans. He is a Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford, Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion, and Member of Academia Europaea. He has over 650 publications, with more than 28,000 citations. His books for a general readership include The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions, with Roger Wagner (2016), for which there is a documentary film and study guide and the six-book series for children, The Curious Science Quest, with Julia Golding and Roger Wagner (2018-9); It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion, with Hans Halvorson and Andrew Steane (2018); Human Flourishing: Scientific insight and spiritual wisdom in uncertain times, with Michael Reiss (2021).

Alessandro Colarossi
Alessandro Colarossi

Alessandro Colarossi is an accomplished IT professional, having spent over a decade in virtually every facet of tech, from support and web design to cartoon animation and game development. Alessandro is currently employed as a Customer Success Manager at Google. He has a diploma in Systems Analysis from Sheridan College and a philosophy degree from York University with a concentration in AI. Alessandro is a frequent contributor in Philosophy Now Magazine and has been published in York University's philosophical review. He also co-authored a book entitled Becoming Artificial (becomingartificial.com) which explores the nature of humanity, technology, artifice, and the irreducible connections between them.

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