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10/26: Right, Wrong, and Artificial Intelligence


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10/26: Right, Wrong, and Artificial Intelligence

  • Union Church 415 Westlake Avenue North Seattle, WA, 98109 United States (map)

OCTOBER 18 & 26, 7–8:30PM

At University Presbyterian Church and Union Church

Intelligent computers and robots are coming, with much of the development work happening right in our neighborhoods at the University of Washington, in South Lake Union, and in Redmond. How will these machines be involved in our lives? How will they “learn” right from wrong in different situations, and whose values will provide the basis for that learning? 

In two nights at University Presbyterian Church and Union Church, specialists in artificial intelligence, theology, and business ethics will help us understand the technological, ethical and cultural issues in this industry, and provide a basis for an ongoing cross-spectrum discussion of these important issues. The content of each night will be similar.

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    THURSDAY, OCT. 26, 7–8:30PM

    Union Church, 415 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

    Rev. Dr. Bruce Baker
    Former tech start-up entrepreneur and Microsoft executive, now professor of business ethics at SPU and UW
    Rev. James B Notkin
    Co-Pastor, Union Church, South Lake Union, and adjunct professor of business ethics at SPU
    Tripp Parker
    Group Program Manager For Machine Learning in the Information and Content Team, Microsoft

    Earlier Event: October 21
    10/21: VERGE 2.0