NEXT: Our Inevitable Future | Science and Technology as Global Game Changers

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Thursday, August 16, 7:00 - 8:30pm
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NEXT: Our Inevitable Future | Science and Technology as Global Game Changers

David Brin and Paul Rosenbloom join host Mat Kaplan in the Crawford Family Forum to talk about our cyber future. Will humanity survive and even thrive when the Singularity arrives?

Science and technology are converging to change the global game; and nowhere is that change more clear than in the words of scientist and futurist David Brin, one of our best science fiction writers, and the work of Paul Rosenbloom, a lead researcher on artificial intelligence. From Isaac Asimov to Brin's new novel, "Existence," science fiction has often looked at whether AI will outpace the human brain and lead us into a brave new world, or has it already? In this premiere edition of our series, “NEXT: People | Science | Tomorrow,“ Brin and Rosenbloom joined host Mat Kaplan in the Crawford Family Forum to talk about our cyber future. Will humanity survive and even thrive when the Singularity arrives?

Panel:

Mat Kaplan, host of Planetary Radio

David Brin, scientist, futurist and award-winning science fiction writer. His latest book is “Existence,” published this year.

Paul S. Rosenbloom, professor in the Computer Science Department in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering; project leader at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies


NEXT: People | Science | Tomorrow -- the Crawford Family Forum’s new series on the convergence of science, technology and society - an exploration of the future of civilization, the human species, and our place in the universe. The series is hosted by Mat Kaplan of Planetary Radio.


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