“We can rebuild him. We have the technology,” began the opening sequence of the hugely popular 70’s TV show, “The Six Million Dollar Man.” Forty-five years later, how close are we, in reality, to that sci-fi fantasy? More thornily, now that artificial intelligence may soon pass human intelligence, and the merging of human with the machine is potentially on the table, what will it then mean to “be human”? Join us for an important discussion with scientists, technologists and ethicists about the path toward super humanism and the quest for immortality.
PARTICIPANTS: Jessica Brillhart, S. Matthew Liao, Hod Lipson, Max Tegmark, Wendy Ju
MODERATOR: Mariette DiChristina
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