Prof. Luciano Floridi, "AI, Digital Utopia, and 'Asymptopia'", Dec 1 2020, 11:00, Distinguished Lecture Series, Dipartimento di Informatica
Martedì, 1 Dicembre, 2020 - 11:00
The Computer Science Department at Sapienza University of Rome is promoting a series of Distinguished Lectures on fundamental research topics in computer science. The invited speakers are top-notch researchers from all around the world.
The next lecture will take place via Zoom on December 1st at 11am CET. The invited speaker is Prof. Luciano Floridi (University of Oxford) with a seminar at the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy.
Lecturer: Prof. Luciano Floridi (University of Oxford)
Title: AI, Digital Utopia, and "Asymptopia"
Abstract: AI promises to be one of the most transformative technologies of our age. In this lecture, I will argue that AI can actually support the development of a better future, both for humanity and for the planet. In the course of the lecture, I will outline the nature of utopian thinking, the relationship between it and digital technologies, and introduce what I shall call "asymptopia", or asymptotic utopia, the possibility of a progressive improvement of our society steered by regulative ideals (Kant).
Location: Zoom meeting
Date: December 1, 2020
Time: 11.00-12.00 (CET)