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Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human-Robot Futures

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Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human-Robot Futures

Hot Topics

With David Ewing Duncan

Monday, Aug. 26, 2019
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; program begins at 6 p.m.

Edwards Interfaith Chapel | Edwards

Throughout history, people have been infatuated with the notion of artificial beings that we invent to help us try to understand the best and worst aspects of human nature. In ancient times, we created gods of war and goddesses of love; more recently we’ve imagined fantastic, but often flawed superheroes, androids and massive AI brains in novels, comic books, television and film. Now humans are on the verge of creating some of these artificial beings for real. What will they do and look like in the future? Will they help us, harm us or one day turn us into pets? Whatever happens, the robots are definitely coming.
Grounded in real technologies and prospects but bolstered by imagination, David Ewing Duncan brings robots to life. During this special program, Duncan will take the audience on a journey through possible futures with robots, painting a picture of what the future might hold.
David Ewing Duncan is a bestselling author and Curator of Arc Fusion. He writes for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Wired, National Geographic and many other publications. He was a long-time regular guest on NPR’s Morning Edition and a special correspondent and producer for ABC’s Nightline and 20/20. For “Talking to Robots,” Duncan interviewed famous engineers, entrepreneurs and philosophers including Brian Green, Emily Morse, Tim O’Reilly, Steven Petranek, Kevin Kelly and David Baldacci, among others.
This program is generously underwritten by Susan & Harry Frampton. The Hot Topics Series is generously underwritten by Kathy & Neal Kimmel

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