160 Lexington St
Special Event: Meeting the Challenge of Artificial Intelligence With Author Nicanor Perlas
Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay, 160 Lexington St, Belmont, MA.
Tuesday, June 18, 7:30 – 9 pm
$20 suggested (students & seniors $15)
Meeting the Challenge of Artificial Intelligence
The time of complacency about the future is over. Egoism whispers: let someone else sacrifice to fix the future. Transhumanism expects some will escape this obligation by uploading their soul into the “cloud” where they will co-exist with our creation, Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI). Must we become co-creators or can we escape responsibility? Nicanor Perlas makes an urgent plea: we must take immediate steps to ensure technology aligns with goals of human evolution.
We are thrilled to have such a world leader as Nicanor Perlas come to Boston for this event. He is an adviser, global activist, writer, and speaker on artificial intelligence, globalization, and the sciences. He is a member of the Phillipine Senate Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. For the global impact of his work, he has received the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize), the Outstanding Filipino Award, and UNEP’S Global 500 Award. He has advised UN agencies, the Office of the Philippine President and Congress, as well as cities and towns undertaking large-scale social threefolding projects. He has headed global and national civil society networks responsible for reassessing and stopping twelve nuclear power plants, banning thirty-two pesticide formulations, and bringing about mainstream sustainable development, including organic farming in the Philippines.