Should Robots be our Friends?

In order to more fully understand the complexities of AI and its social consequences, the Division of Emerging Media Studies at Boston University presents an international symposium, where scholars from a variety of fields will discuss the promises and perils. An interdisciplinary, cross-cutting approach will help to facilitate an in-depth examination of the topic through paper presentations, panel discussions, and a poster session. The symposium will encourage the audience to participate actively with questions and debate. We will also try to showcase some of the latest technology. The goal of the event is for participants to not only develop an enhanced understanding of the competing issues at play but also identify actionable next steps within their fields of study. Finally, the social psychological and ethical dimensions will be delineated in pursuit of a greater understanding of the nettlesome issues that we as a society will be facing.

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 10:15am until 5:00pm on Thursday, Apr 11, 2019
Photonics Center - 8 Saint Mary's St. (Colloquium Room)
Open to General Public
Admission is free
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Emerging Media Studies
Katie Schiepers
Boston University