Symposium on Diverse Epistemologies in STEM: Augmented Intelligence in the Global Age: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Learning and Work

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Center for Black Studies Research, South Hall 4603, UCSB

"Since its inception some 60 years ago, artificial intelligence (AI) has evolved from an arcane academic field into a powerful driver of social transformation. Like the invention of electricity, AI is the quintessential “dual-use” technology with enormous potential for reshaping the nature of education. Indeed, AI sits at the center of a constellation of general-use technologies including robotics, machine learning (ML), genomics and quantum computing. What is the role of learning and work in this new era? As a recent U.S. government report makes clear, AI is the most powerful tool in generations (National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, 2021). With a capacity to think, act, and even learn like human beings, AI has begun catalyzing deep structural changes in the global economy. In fact, AI is accelerating a period of transition between two epochs: an industrial era characterized by predictable factory labor and a new computational era characterized by augmented human intelligence."

-Dr. Daniel Araya

Join us as we welcome Dr. Daniel Araya for his in person talk, Augmented Intelligence in the Global Age: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Learning and Work! Dr. Daniel Araya, Ph.D., is senior partner with the World Legal Summit and senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). His current work supports research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems with a particular focus on global governance. He is a regular contributor to various media outlets and organizations including Forbes, the Brookings Institution, Futurism and Singularity Hub. Dr. Araya has been invited to speak at a number of universities and research centres, including the US Naval Postgraduate School; the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND); Harvard University; the American Enterprise Institute; the Center for Global Policy Solutions; Stanford University; the University of Toronto; the University of California, Santa Cruz; and Microsoft Research. His most recent books include Augmented Intelligence: Smart Systems and the Future of Work and Learning (2018) and Smart Cities as Democratic Ecologies (2015). He has a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served!

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS).

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