Hall Center For The Humanities


James Moor; Perry Alexander
Dartmouth College; Electrical Engineering & Computer Science/Information and Telecommunication Technology Center, University of Kansas

"Data & Democracy: Our Technology, Our Future"
The Commons

Wed., Feb. 20, 2013, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: The Commons, Spooner Hall

The Commons will host a debate, moderated by Leonard Krishtalka, about the data deluge, our growing reliance on silicon and algorithms, and the outsourcing of decision-making to artificial "thinking machines." Dartmouth Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy James Moor, and KU Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Perry Alexander will speak from opposing positions. Moor will speak about human relationship and reliance on technology from a conditional dystopian perspective, and Alexander will deliver the Utopian counterpoint. Audience participation is highly encouraged, as the second portion of the event will rely upon questions from the public.

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