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Thursday, September 27 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Artificial Intelligence: Savior or Enslaver?

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Today's AI has limitless promise and peril. Will it save us or enslave us? Self-driving vehicles can save millions of lives while putting millions out of work. Facebook has the potential to unite the world or fracture it by undermining democracy. Big Data and algorithms can help cure diseases but also make privacy an idea of the past. Can we control what might be our most powerful invention (and greatest threat) yet?

Speakers
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James Barrat

Filmmaker & Author
Time Magazine named author, speaker, and filmmaker James Barrat one of 5 Very Smart People Who Think Artificial Intelligence Could Bring the Apocalypse due to his groundbreaking nonfiction book, Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era. Intelligence... Read More →
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David Cox

IBM Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
David Cox is the IBM Director of the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, a first of its kind industry-academic collaboration between IBM and MIT, focused on fundamental research in artificial intelligence. Prior to joining IBM, David was the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences... Read More →
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Rana el Kaliouby

Co-founder and CEO, Affectiva
Rana el Kaliouby, PhD is humanizing technology with AI. Co-founder and CEO of MIT startup Affectiva, Rana invented artificial emotional intelligence, or Emotion AI, cutting-edge software that analyzes complex and nuanced emotion and cognitive states from the human face and voice... Read More →
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Anna Lee Strachan

Series Producer, NOVA
Anna Lee Strachan is a filmmaker who specializes in bringing complex scientific topics to life.  She was most recently a Series Producer for PBS’s NOVA Wonders, a new 6-part series exploring the biggest questions on the frontiers of science, of which she directed and produced Can... Read More →

Session Producers
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Anna Lee Strachan

Series Producer, NOVA
Anna Lee Strachan is a filmmaker who specializes in bringing complex scientific topics to life.  She was most recently a Series Producer for PBS’s NOVA Wonders, a new 6-part series exploring the biggest questions on the frontiers of science, of which she directed and produced Can... Read More →
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Michael Bicks

Michael Bicks is the founder of Little Bay Pictures in Durham, New Hampshire. A director with over thirty years of experience, he has earned the reputation as both a serious journalist and an innovative visual storyteller. Most recently he has been working for PBS’s NOVA where partnering... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Yawkey Theater 1 Guest St, Boston MA 02135
  • moderator Anna Lee Strachan