MLTalks—Transhumanism: Searching for the Spirit in the Machine

December 19, 2017 - MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

At the occasion of the latest MLTalks, Father Eric Salobir, president of OPTIC was invited to participate in a conversation with the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, Professor Max Tegmark, and Joi Ito, conducted by Professor Martha Minow.
"Artificial intelligence has become the catchphrase of our time, mediating great hopes and fears in anticipation of a new era in human history. Some expect that we’re going to merge with machines and upgrade ourselves into God-like beings with divine abilities of creation and destruction. Others fear that machines will surpass their human creators and take control over our world. 

We aim to scrutinize these perils as part of a larger, intercultural dialogue, where preconceived dualisms are challenged."