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Are We Really Going to Live Forever?

April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Are We Really Going to Live Forever? The Promises and Perils of Artificial Intelligence

From the Twilight Zone and Star Trek to George Orwell’s 1984, artists have been helping us imagine artificial intelligence (AI) for decades. Now, technology has caught up to what artists have been dreaming up, and AI is already transforming the way we live, work, and play.

What are the moral implications of AI?
As we progress in this field, how do we know what makes us human vs machine?
What are our national security concerns for the future?

SAIC and Illinois Humanities invite you to join a panel of experts in the fields of art, science, theology, national security, and tech as they provide their insights on the promises and perils of AI and explore the answers to these questions.

This event is free and open to the public. Reserve your seat: more information, visit

Moderated by Raja Halwani—Professor, Philosophy, SAIC

Pete Beckman—Co-Director, Northwestern University-Argonne National Laboratory Institute for Science and Technology

Rachel Bronson—Executive Director and Publisher, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Eduardo Kac—Professor, Art and Technology Studies, SAIC

Malcolm MacIver—Professor, Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Walter Massey—Chancellor, SAIC; former Director, Argonne National Laboratory and the National Science Foundation

Christophe D. Ringer—Assistant Professor, Theological Ethics and Society, Chicago Theological Seminary


April 13, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Pritzker Auditorium at Harold Washington Library
400 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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