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PANEL: Can Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

  • Singapore University of Technology & Design 8 Somapah Road Singapore, 487372 Singapore (map)

As Singapore transforms itself into a 'Smart Nation', it is investing into the notion of artificial intelligence in a big way. Crucial questions remain unexplored – is this move to embrace AI a good thing? What makes the human mind different from the automated mind? How will AI complement and or displace human capabilities? This panel discussion seeks to open up these questions by engaging contributors from The Birthday Book, whose essays examine human sentience and ethics in one form or another, and offer different routes into the apprehension of AI as a mode of living.

SUTD’s very own Dr. Nazry Bahrawi argues that we should embrace the natural human propensity to imagine: his premise is that Singapore’s success was borne not out of pragmatism but the pursuit of big dreams. Poet Theophi Kwek makes the case for the continuing importance of human kindness in his essay on Singapore’s migration policy on refugees. The panelists will be joined by Dr. Gemma Roig, Assistant Professor at SUTD, who brings her insights as a researcher of AI, computational vision and deep learning.

There will be a book sale at the event if you'd like to purchase a copy of The Birthday Book.

VENUE: SUTD Library Training Room
ADDRESS: 8 Somapah Road, Singapore 487372

23 Feb 2018, 2.30pm–3.30pm

Earlier Event: February 22
The Luna/tic Poetry Slam
Later Event: February 23
READING: Rachel Blau Duplessis