Thursday April 27, 2017
The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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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.