Announcing the publication of the MIT Press textbook, AI and Humanity, and the release of the online open-access AI and Humanity Oral Archive. 

Friday, February 28, at 4pm. Simmons Auditorium, Tepper Quad; Carnegie Mellon

Artificial Intelligence is pervading our world, and it is changing power structures, information ownership and challenging basic definitions of humanity and society. To function in a rapidly changing technology age, we must all be fluent with the promises, limitations and boundary conditions of AI. AI and Humanity is a collection of essays that attends to the themes explored in this class. The AI and Humanity Oral Archive is an open-source resource that collects twenty-five interviews with leading technologists, literary critics, ethicists and economists whose work attends directly to these topics.

Keynote: Professor Moshe Vardi, Rice University, “Technology is Driving the Future, But Who Is Steering?” 

Panelists: Richard Scheines is Dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University

Martial Hebert is Dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

Colin MacCabe is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of English

Molly Steenson is K & L Gates Associate Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies and Senior Associate Dean for Research in the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University.