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With Andrew Maynard (ex physicist & professor @ Arizona State University School for Future of Innovation in Society).
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM   $30
The Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Ave

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Films from the Future: What Sci-Fi Movies Can Teach Tech Companies About Socially Responsible Innovation with Dr. Andrew Maynard
Lite bites & beverages included.
"Sci-fi flicks are, of course, notoriously unreliable when it comes to accurately depicting science & technology. But because their plots are often driven by the intertwined relationships between people & technology, they can be remarkably insightful in revealing social factors that affect successful & responsible innovation." -- Dr. Andrew Maynard (author,Films from the Future:The Technology & Morality of Sci-Fi Movies)

Dr. Andrew MaynardJOIN USDecember 13 (6pm - 8:30pm), atThe Williamsburg Hotel, fora special evening presentation & book-signing featuringDr. Andrew Maynard(former physicist, professor in the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society, leading expert in the responsible development of emerging & converging technologies,andTech 2025advisor). Professor Maynard will sharecompelling ideas & scenes from sci-fi movies to illustrate how sci-fi can be used as a guidefor exploring the many challenging problems we face as emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, 3D printing, robots & more, increasingly govern our world.Highlighting excerpts from his recently published book,Films from the Future: The Technology & Morality of Sci-Fi Movies, & recent media coverage of controversies in emerging technologies, Dr. Maynard show us whyand how sci-fi is the ideal tool to help tech companies, policymakers & the general public grapple with themost pressing issues arising from technological innovation.Topics from the book that will be covered include:
Minority Report: Predicting Criminal IntentCriminal Intent The Science of Predicting Bad Behavior Criminal Brain Scans Machine-Learning Based Precognition Big Brother, Meet Big Data (Machine Bias: There's software used across the country to predict future criminals- ProPublica -article link)
Elysium: Social Inequity in an Age of Technological ExtremesThe Poor Shall Inherit the Earth Bioprinting our Future Bodies The Disposable Workforce Living in an Automated Future (Why the Automation Boom Could Be Followed by a Bust-- HBR -article link)
Ghost in the Shell: Being Human in an Augmented FutureThrough a Glass Darkly Body Hacking More than Human? Plugged In; Hacked Out Your Corporate Body (Meet the Minnesota family that turned a soda machine company into a surveillance empire-- The Hustle -article link)
Ex Machina: AI & the Art of ManipulationPlato's Cave The Lure of Permissionless Innovation Technologies of Hubris Superintelligence Defining Artificial Intelligence Artificial Manipulation
Inferno: Immoral Logic in an Age of Genetic ManipulationDecoding Make Believe Weaponizing the Genome Immoral Logic? The Honest Broker Dictating the Future (Chinese Scientist Claims to Use Crispr to Make First Genetically Edited Babies-- NY Times -article link)
After the presentation, interactive discussion & Q&A, Andrew will be available to sign copies of his books. Lite bites & beverages included.

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