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June 20
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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Member Forum on Zoom under Chatham House rule

The Age of AI: And Our Human Future

Non-Fiction Forum

Hosted by:
Peter Lamell
Nicola Burgess

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm


AI is transforming society. We can still decide how.

Not since the Age of Reason have we re-envisioned our approach to economics, order, security, and even knowledge itself. Now, the Age of AI is changing nearly everything about how we navigate the world — and what it means to be human.

There has never been a foundational technology as powerful as AI. It’s up to all of us to learn about AI in order to shape our future.

An A.I. that learned to play chess discovered moves that no human champion would have conceived. Driverless cars edge forward at red lights, just like impatient humans, and so far, nobody can explain why it happens. Artificial intelligence is being put to use in sports, medicine, education, and even (frighteningly) how we wage war.

In this book, The Age of AI: And Our Human Future (John Murray; 1st edition, October 2021) three accomplished and deep thinkers come together to explore how A.I. could affect our relationship with knowledge, impact our worldviews, and change society and politics as profoundly as the ideas of the Enlightenment.

What makes this book unique is that it combines perspectives of Daniel Huttenlocher, the inaugural dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, Eric Schmidt who was Google’s CEO from 2001 to 2011, and Henry Kissinger who served as the 56th US Secretary of State.

Read the book, come with an open mind, hear differing perspectives and uncover what your fellow readers think.

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