The Socrates Seminar Programme provides a forum for a diverse group of leaders to explore contemporary issues through expert-moderated conversation.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is radically changing life on earth. Everything we do, from raising families to running businesses to governing huge societies in being reshaped by these technologies. In this special one-day Aspen Salon, we’ll delve into the political, economic and social implications of AI’s growing power, and assess whether we are still in control of our professional and private lives.
We will consider the hopes and fears engendered by modern technologies since their emergence in the 20th century. We’ll examine the rise over the last few decades of what some are calling “surveillance capitalism” as the dominant tech business model, and its impact on our attention, creativity, personal relationships and freedom.
Some worry that we’re losing touch with the values that gave rise to civilization in the first place and have inspired all social and cultural progress. Are we on the path to a better world or have we gone down a dark alley?
This seminar will be moderated by William Powers, former Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab and best-selling author of Hamlet’s Blackberry.
If you’re interested in attending, please contact [email protected]