Past Meetup

"Be it Resolved: Humans should remain masters of AI" - Debate!

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CSI Annex

720 Bathurst St · Toronto, ON

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If you've ever been conflicted about the future of AI and humanity's role moving forward, join us for an evening of insights and rigorous discussion.

We'll start with a presentation introducing the key trends this century - what we do and don't know - and clarifying definitions. Then five talented speakers will debate the statement "Be it Resolved: Humans should remain masters of AI". After which it gets opened to the floor for a Q&A questions and group discussion.

6:15pm - Doors open
6:30pm - Welcome & presentation "Introduction to the 21st century"
6:50pm - Debate!
7:50pm - Q&A and group discussion
8:20pm - Closing remarks

Attendance is free - just make sure to bring your thinking cap!

Speaker bios:

*Daniel Araya* is a technology consultant and advisor to government with a special interest in technological innovation, public policy, and ‘augmented intelligence’. His newest books include: Augmented Intelligence (2018), and Smart Cities as Democratic Ecologies (2015). He has a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is an alumnus of Singularity University’s graduate program in Silicon Valley.

*Conor Barnes* is a student and writer based in Toronto. His writing has been published in Areo Magazine and The Mantle. He is an event facilitator with Intellectual Explorers Club. He looks forward to championing the rule of machines.

*Arielle Friedman* After studying both human and artificial minds, Arielle is on team human. She works in biotech and plays in philosophy.

*Aileen Schultz* is a Toronto based award winning business strategist with a global footprint, and a passion for creating better systems for exponential growth. She works with SME's across several sectors with a focus in legal and blockchain technology. She is a founder of the Global Legal Hackathon (40 cities, 22 countries), and is fascinated by how AI is going to transform global systems, particularly borderless legislation.

Moderator bio:

*Wyatt Tessari* is the founder and executive director of the Centre for Human Success. He holds a B.Eng in mechanical engineering and was a three time political candidate focused on climate change. He is the author of an upcoming book exploring the future of technology, its implications for us, and how we might best harness it.