Creating Men and Gods: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence with Gordon ONLINE

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What’s it all about?

Can humanity bring new life into existence? Machines that are aware of themselves and seek their own betterment?

What happens if and when our creations prove better than us at nearly every task imaginable? It’s one thing for a robot to take your job, but what if a machine could be better than you in every conceivable way? A better cook, a better writer, a better scientist, a better partner? And what happens when a true AI sets its sights on the ultimate goal of all life: perfection?

What will we cover?

We are going to take a look at the current approaches to artificial intelligence and possible scenarios for its development. We’ll learn about, and discuss, the social, political, economic and psychological implications of a self-aware AI for humanity.

We’ll also consider the intentions and likely goals for a true AI, and what that might mean for its creators. Finally, we’ll talk about some of the options for dealing with this challenge, and the pros and cons of each.

What will you need?

pen and paper for notes??

Who will be teaching?

Gordon is an ethicist, environmentalist, Principal at Ethilogical Consulting, lecturer at RMIT’s School of Design, and author of Power and the Professional published by McFarland Press. He is also a blacksmith, coppersmith and ongoing member of the Victorian Scout Association.  You can reach him at to talk more about ethics, power, conflict resolution or crafty stuff of any kind.