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What is Human?

What:
Academic
When:
13:00, Sunday 2 Aug 2020 NZST (50 minutes)
Where:
Programming - Programme Room 6 (Zoom Meetings)
How:
Tags:
Academic
Discussion:
2

Daniel Bedggood 

’It’s Alive!’: The Long Posthuman Shadow of Frankenstein in Rajaniemi, Chiang, Newitz and Winterson.

Mary Shelley’s seminal Frankenstein continues to provoke recent authors’ questions on what it is to be “human” and the role of possible posthuman future subcreations to redefine this category: from “uplifted” animals and virtual “toy” children, to enslaved and sexed robots and transhuman subjects.

David Powers

How to build a real/conscious/sentient AI

A discussion of conditions and thresholds seperating AI from sentience.


Moderator
Victoria University of Wellington
Effects Designer
Panelist
Flinders University of South Australia
Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science