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The Development of Artificial Intelligence: When the Created Reflects their Creators

The Development of Artificial Intelligence: When the Created Reflects their Creators

Food for Thought Pot-Luck Forums for Fall 2018

Mount Mansfield Union High School Library, 211 Browns Trace Road, Jericho, Vermont 05465

Sponsored by Mt. Mansfield Union High School and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 6:30 PM
What Is Artificial Intelligence, Its History and Present Purpose?
Television programs such as Battlestar Galactica and West World have entertained and incited questions and fears concerning robotic or artificial intelligence technology. We shall explore the history and present stages of this technology.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:30 PM
What Are the Potential Benefits and Challenges?
It has been suggested that the purpose of robotic technology is to free humans from labor they would prefer to avoid to pursue more creative outlets. What does this mean in relation to employment, warfare and space exploration, and are the benefits mainly for those who can afford them?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 6:30 PM
Do Robots Have an Ability to Reflect Moral Judgment?
Does artificial intelligence have the ability to think and act independently of their creators, understanding the moral consequences of their actions? What happens if their creators are morally deprived? What are the ethical dimensions we must consider in the development of artificial intelligence?

Facilitator, Josh Bongard, PhD, Director of the Morphology, Evolution and Cognition Laboratory at the University of Vermont. For more information, contact the Rev. Arnold Thomas (pastorthomas@goodshepherdjericho.org).

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For more information, contact the Rev. Arnold Thomas (pastorthomas@goodshepherdjericho.org).

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