The ISSP hosted a half day symposium that will address the idea that advances in technology and artificial intelligence may soon allow machines to replace workers in jobs traditionally thought to be unfit for automation such as airline pilot, accountant and professor. The session will explore these themes by unpacking trends in emerging technologies and assessing their potential impact on jobs. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Nick Bostrom of Oxford University and Director, Future of Humanity Institute. Dr. Bostrom is an expert on the ethics and risks of artificial intelligence and is the author of the recent book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. The symposium will also feature a response to the keynote by Wendell Wallach, consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, followed by a panel discussion moderated by science journalist by Peter Calamai featuring Nick Bostrom, Wendell Wallach and Dr. Wendy Cukier, Vice-President of Research and Innovation, Ryerson University.
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Peter Calamai, science journalist
Nick Bostrom, Oxford University, Director, Future of Humanity Institute
Wendell Wallach, consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
Dr. Wendy Cukier, Vice-President of Research and Innovation, Ryerson University