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Data & Democracy: Our Technology, Our Future (Public Event)

James Moor, Professor of Daniel P. Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, Dartmouth College; Perry Alexander, KU Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director, Information and Telecommunication Technology Center

Wednesday February 20, 2013
7:30pm
Spooner Hall, The Commons
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.
Contact: 864-6293, eryan@ku.edu
http://www.thecommons.ku.edu/programs_events.html
Department: The Commons
Ticket Cost: Free