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The Proactionary Principle and The Future of AI

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Hello Everyone,

Futurism NYC is partnering with Fourth Culture Co. to welcome two UK-based guests to New York City on August 10th. The speakers will explore how the proactionary principle, which advocates that calculated risk-taking is essential to human progress, will come to define the future of politics and the way we will come to interact with artificial intelligences.

This event will be a highly interactive round-table discussion and we encourage audience contribution. The event will be generously hosted by Shareablee, thanks to member Pierre de Lacaze. More info can be found below!

Speaker Details

Professor Steve Fuller is a professor at the University of Warwick and the author of over twenty books, his works having appeared in over twenty languages. His most recent work focuses the future of humanity and visions of a post- and trans-human condition, the idea of ‘Humanity 2.0’. You can read more about his work at Aeon Magazine (http://aeon.co/magazine/society/right-and-left-are-fading-the-future-is-black-and-green/).

Dr. Dan O’Hara is Senior Lecturer in English at New College of the Humanities, London, and taught previously at the Universities of Cologne and Oxford. His research specializes in the evolution of technology and its relation to art and culture. He will explore what the last 800 years of thinking machines have to teach us about how we will come to view the future of AI.

Announcements

Conor Russomanno (Co-Founder of OpenBCI (http://openbci.com/)) has launched NeuroTechNYC (http://www.meetup.com/neurotechnyc/) - the New York City chapter of NeuroTechX ( http://neurotechx.com/ ). If you call yourself a cyborg, neurohacker, neuroengineer, neurodesigner, a BCI evangelist, you can find out about their next meetup here.