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2014 Weinstein-Rosenthal Forum
on Faith, Ethics and Global Society

Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era
with James Barrat

October 8, 2014
7 p.m. Alice Jepson Theater, Modlin Center for the Arts

The issue:

Intelligence has been a hallmark of humanity. Reason, judgment, and critical thinking have propelled society to great advances in technology that we have become dependent upon. What happens if those advances surpass our capacities to manage them? Will our ethical grounding be compromised by artificial decision making? What are the unforeseen moral dilemmas and opportunities that may arise from this form of intelligence?

The challenge:

Mr. Barrat will push us to think critically about what it means to be human so that we can understand the risks, responsibilities, and advantages of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

This event is free and open to the public. No reservation is required. For more information, contact Emily Cobb, director of multifaith initiatives, at or (804) 289-8500.