Science, Spirit and Artificial Intelligence
With Nicanor Perlas
Saturday 21st July 2018
10am - 4pm
A workshop with Alternative Nobel Prize winner Nicanor Perlas
Artificial intelligence (AI) is radically transforming all aspects of society. With the imminent emergence of Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI) and the illusory temptations of ‘transhumanism’, we stand at a crossroads. In his upcoming book Humanity’s Last Stand, Nicanor Perlas emphasises the need for immediate steps to ensure that digitized technology is aligned to human values and priorities, otherwise ASI could kill the essence of our humanity.
How can humanity be saved from potential extinction due to the rapid emergence of ASI? Join us as Nicanor Perlas gives an overview of the phenomenon of AI and outlines the critical internal and external responses required to meet them with consciousness.
NICANOR PERLAS is an adviser, global activist, writer and speaker on artificial intelligence, globalization and spiritualized science. He has advised UN agencies, the Office of the President and Congress as well as cities and towns undertaking large-scale social projects inspired by Rudolf Steiner's ideas on Social Threefolding. He has headed global and national civil society networks that were responsible for stopping 12 nuclear power plants, banning 32 pesticide formulations and bringing about mainstream sustainable development, including organic farming in the Philippines. Perlas is a member of the Senate Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. For the global impact of his work, he has received the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize), the Outstanding Filipino Award and UNEP’S Global 500 Award. He is the author of Shaping Globalization: Civil Society, Cultural Power, Threefolding.
Workshop fee £25, Concessions £20, Students £15
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