“Thinking Machines in the Physical World” invites cross-disciplinary conversations about the opportunities and threats presented by advances in cognitive computing:
– What concrete, real-world possibilities does intelligence-focused technology open up?
– What potential effects will “smart computers” exert on labor and jobs around the globe?
– What are the broader social implications of these changes?
When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 8:30 AM until Friday ~6pm (then dinner)
Where: Melbourne Uni Law School Building, Level 10 185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Prof Brian Anderson – Distinguished Professor at ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Dr James Hughes – Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
Prof M. Vidyasagar – Cecil & Ida Green Chair in Systems Biology Science
Prof Judy Wajcman – Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics
Dr. Juerg von Kaenel, IBM Research – Cognitive Computing – IBM Watson
Professor Graeme Clark, AC Laureate Professor Emeritus says “It gives me great pleasure to have the opportunity to welcome your interest in the work of Norbert Wiener and invite you to Melbourne to participate in this important conference.”
Official Website: http://21stcenturywiener.org/
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