The Longform Society Meeting 1 #Robots [Melbourne]
The Longform Society Meeting 1 #Robots [Melbourne]

Event Information


Thursday April 27, 2017
6:15 PM


The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Auslan Interpreter/s

Anna Vost

Language/ Cultural Consultant


Strictly limited Auslan seats available - please contact

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Strictly limited Auslan seats available – please contact 

In our first meeting of the Longform Society we’ll read a selection of compelling, entertaining and occasionally terrifying pieces on the subject of robots and artificial intelligence.

Will humans have moral obligations to robots? Are we guilty of ‘origin chauvinism’ if we believe only natural phenomena can exhibit consciousness? And is this line of thinking a sinister cousin to racism? What’s the definition of moral agency with regards to driverless cars and lethal autonomous weapons? How might artificial intelligence mitigate human suffering?

The Longform Society will discuss these questions – and the context in which brilliant writers have posed them – at this inaugural club session.

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