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Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St

250 Joralemon Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States


Artificial Intelligence: Will AI Need Us?

Last spring, 2000 scientists signed a cautionary letter warning about the profound risks to humanity if artificial intelligence systems continue to develop unregulated. Benefits from mundane mapping to robot vacuuming, auto-completed texts and editing, as well as sophisticated manufacturing, medical, and military systems, are already in place. That AI will move on to develop into A.G.I.—Artificial General Intelligence—is a fact. A baseline fear is that it will be smarter than humans. Will it need us? Additionally, there are concerns that the systemic racial inequities across society historically are being built into AI systems and concerns about who all will benefit or lose out in an AI powered world. David B. Auerbach (Meganets: How Digital Forces Beyond Our Control Commandeer Our Daily Lives and Inner Realities), Calvin D. Lawrence (Hidden in White Sight: How AI Empowers and Deepens Systemic Racism) and Jacob Ward (The Loop: How Technology Is Creating a World Without Choices and How To Fight Back) will share their thoughts on artificial intelligence and how we might learn to live with it. Moderated by Brooklyn Book Festival Co-Founder, Carolyn Greer.

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