SEMINAR: The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth Dr. Robin Hanson George Mason University
When Sep 16, 2016
from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Where Duthie Center for Engineering, Room 117
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The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the EarthRobots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Robin Hanson applies consensus science from many fields to construct a detailed picture of a future ruled by a certain kind of smart robot. Short for ‘brain emulation’, an ‘em’ results from taking a particular human brain and scanning it to record its particular cell features and connections, and then building a computer model that processes signals the same way. The picture Dr. Hanson paints is encyclopedic in scope, including mind speeds, body sizes, labor markets, career paths, friendships, aging, reproduction, conversation, wealth, law, war, and death.

Dr. Robin Hanson is an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and Research Associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He has a doctorate in Social Science from the California Institute of Technology, a Master's degrees in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Chicago, and nine years of experience as a research programmer, at Lockheed and NASA. Dr. Hanson has 3150 citations, 60 publications, 500 media mentions, and he blogs at http://www.overcomingbias.com/.