Minds and Machines in the 21st Century

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July 11 @ 4:30 pm
End:
July 12 @ 1:00 pm
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The Program in the Humanities and Human Values
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919-962-1544
human@unc.edu
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Chapel Hill
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Human society is becoming increasingly intertwined with technology. From drones in the sky to microchips in the body, from digital code as art to robotic nurses, machines are here to stay. This seminar will investigate how the machine world is moving away from the industrial and into the personal—and what the implications are for us now and in the future. Four talks will cover biosensor systems in medical applications, pilotless drones filling our skies, artists expressing themselves through deconstructing digital art, and robots able to think through problems.  Participants are sure to be exposed to technologies they never imagined existed, while challenged to think through the implications of our symbiosis with machines in the new century.

Topics & Speakers

Remove Before Flight: The Transition to Pilotless Aircraft
Kyle Snyder, Director, NextGen Air Transportation Center, Institute for Transportation Research and Education, North Carolina State University

Net Works: Jodi and the Early Days of Internet Art and Game Mods
Cary Levine, Associate Professor of Art History

Science and Engineering in the 21st Century, Crossing the Disciplines
Frances S. Ligler, Lampe Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University

Robots Moving Into Our Homes and Hospitals
Ron Alterovitz, Assistant Professor of Computer Science


More Info: http://humanities.unc.edu/programs/adventures-in-ideas/minds-and-machines/