Watch the Outer Places Panel, Live at Columbia University's BRITE Conference

Monday, 06 March 2017 - 9:51AM
Artificial Intelligence
Science of Sci-Fi
Monday, 06 March 2017 - 9:51AM
Watch the Outer Places Panel, Live at Columbia University's BRITE Conference
We're at Columbia University's annual BRITE Conference today, and we're hosting a panel!.  Tune into the stream below at 11:05 a.m. eastern time to watch our guests dig into our topic: "From T-1000 To Hal 9000: How Realistic Are Hollywood's Robots?"


Panel Participants & Description


Daniel Abella -  Director, The Phillip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival and the New York Science Fiction Film Festival
Peter Asaro - Philosopher of Science, Technology, and Media, The New School
Matthew Kressel -  Nebula Award-nominated Writer and World Fantasy Award-nominated editor
Michael Massimino - Former Astronaut, NASA; Faculty, Columbia University
Chris Mahon (panel moderator) - Managing Editor, Outer Places
 
Sentient robots have been a classic science fiction trope for decades, and with the popularity of works like Her, Ex Machina, and Westworld, they're not going away anytime soon. In this panel, artificial intelligence and pop culture experts discuss famous depictions of sentient AI and their respective levels of scientific plausibility. Is Samantha from Her the logical extension of Siri and Google Home? Do we need to preemptively afford artificially intelligent robots "human" rights in order to avoid the enslavement of sentient beings? If we ever build a robot that can approximate emotion like Hal 9000 or Ava from Ex Machina, would we ever be sure that they are *feeling* emotion rather than simulating it?


Join us for a discussion of all of the most fascinating questions (and most entertaining movies) about the burgeoning growth of artificial intelligence.
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Robotics
Artificial Intelligence
Science of Sci-Fi