Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study: AI ON THE GO: ANCIENT GAMES AND FUTURE GAMERS

April 22, 2020
DML 241 - USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

Autonomy and Technology: A Polymathic Inquiry into Our
Future Humanness
Spring 2020 | Sessions on Wednesdays, 5:00–6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”
—George Orwell

With AI systems that can learn and evolve autonomously, are machines becoming in fact
organic—mirroring, but possibly superior to, us? As technology continues to advance
exponentially, even exceeding human capabilities, we are pushed to ask ourselves, “what
does it mean to be authentically human?” For our spring 2020 Polymathic Pizza series, we
will investigate some of the most exciting and cautionary advances in technology and ponder
how they will shape and mold our future humanness, and how we in turn can, and should,
shape future technologies.


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