Centennial Dialogue Series (Event 4 of 4): From Nuclear Weapons to Killer Robots: A Conversation on Science and Responsibility
Centennial Dialogue Series (4 of 4)
This final event in our Centennial Dialogue series is inspired by a 1987 Hart House debate featuring Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Dr John Polanyi exploring the responsibility of the scientist.
With the fast pace of scientific developments–developments like AI and autonomous technology that present the potential for transformation but also great harm–how do we approach discovery and development within a lens of commitment to peace, human rights, transparency and democracy? What are the responsible approaches to managing and understanding risk? How do communities engage meaningfully in these vital discussions? Join us for an important conversation about an issue that impacts us all.
- Dr. John Polanyi, 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, University Professor, University of Toronto
- Dr. Jason Millar, Canada Research Chair in Ethical Engineering of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, University of Ottawa
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Hart House has a long history of facilitating future-thinking conversations that in themselves became historic occasions. As part of our 100th Anniversary events, from May 2019 through May 2020, Hart House will host a Centennial Dialogue Series consisting of four (4)special events – each featuring a reimagining of one of the most significant debates from the past century. Set in Hart House’s Great Hall, this series will highlight topics that are still essential today – presented with contemporary participants, different formats, and new questions asked. We know this series of public discussions will prove to be as provocative and timeless as their predecessors. Not to be missed, come and see the power of conversation at work in Hart House’s 100th Anniversary Centennial Dialogue Series.View the entire Hart House Centennial Dialogue Series