The Promise and the Peril of Artificial intelligence and Robotics – an OSU150 Futures Focus Symposium


10:00 am - 7:30 pm

The LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium

Join us for all or part of this symposium that culminates Oregon State University’s 150th anniversary and explores the benefits, risks, ethics and uncertainties of the emerging technologies of artificial intelligence and robotics.

Sessions for discovery and discussion

A short primer on robotics, AI and why they matter
Learn about the future of AI and robotics, as seen by researchers, the media and general public.
The good, the bad and the ugly of AI and robotics
What ethical issues are raised by the widespread adoption of AI and robotics technologies in
areas from social media and law enforcement to defense systems and health care?
How will humans interact with future robots?
As robots become part of our daily routines, how will we interact with them?
The tech economy: AI and robotics in the workplace
What will your job be like in the future? How should we prepare for the widespread adoption
of AI and robotics in the workplace?
The future of AI and robotics: opportunities and potential threats
In the long term, how will AI and robotics change society, culture and how we think about
ourselves? Speakers will offer perspectives from philosophy, computer science and

Keynote Speaker – Jacob Ward
Science and Technology
CNN and Al Jazeera

Registration is free, but required. For event questions or accommodation requests, please contact Shelly Signs, (541) 737-0724 or [email protected]

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