Susan Schneider | AI and the Future of the Mind

8 March, 2021 News

Could humans merge with AI? Is consciousness an unavoidable byproduct of sophisticated intelligence?

Susan Schneider, an internationally renowned academic, distinguished philosopher, and author of the successful book “Artificial You: AI and the Future of the Mind”, will be hosted at the Athens Science Festival platform to discuss these pivotal issues that will concern us more and more in the near future.

During her talk titled “AI and the Future of the Mind”, Schneider will present the philosophical implications of reproducing consciousness by artificial means, and in particular, the ethical and social repercussions of this technology that often tend to be overlooked.

The discussion will be moderated by Vassilis Stamatopoulos.

Susan Schneider writes about the nature of the self and mind, especially from the vantage point of issues in philosophy, AI, cognitive science, and astrobiology. She appears frequently on television shows on stations such as PBS and The History Channel, as well as keynoting conferences at places such as Harvard and Cambridge. She is currently working on a new book on the shape of intelligent systems (with W.W. Norton).

Speech title: AI and the Future of the Mind || Date & time: Sunday 28 March, 17.00-18.00