6:30pm–8:30pm, Thu Mar 3, 2022
Mae Zenke Orvis Auditorium
A keynote lecture by technology columnist for the New York Times, Kevin Roose.
For more than half a century, science fiction has imagined a dystopian future dominated by computers. Roose argues that the future has arrived. Even with artificial intelligence still in its infancy, large technology companies are already commanding our economy, automating our jobs, corrupting our politics, and capturing our attention. Apps and algorithms are reshaping the human experience. So what is to be done? How do we devise policies and reshape institutions so that human beings can live happy, fulfilling lives in a world increasingly built for and by machines?