Meredith from Simply Secure writes, "Artificial Intelligence is already with us, and the White House and New York University’s Information Law Institute are hosting a major public symposium to face what the social and economic impacts might be. AI Now, happening July 7th in New York City, will address the real world impacts of AI systems in the next next 5-10 years."
The event will feature a range of domain experts on the impact of AI across four key themes: social inequality, labor, healthcare, and ethics.
The event is co-chaired by Kate Crawford (MSR/NYU) and Meredith Whittaker (Google Open Research), and speakers include: Genevieve Bell, Senior Fellow and VP, Intel; Cynthia Breazeal, Founder & Chief Scientist, Jibo Inc.; Yann LeCunn, Director of AI Research, Facebook; Lucy Suchman, Xerox PARC HCI Pioneer and Professor of the Anthropology, Lancaster University; Mustafa Suleyman, Co-founder of Google DeepMind; Latanya Sweeney, Professor of Government and Technology in Residence, Harvard University; Roy L. Austin Jr., Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity, Domestic Policy Council, White House; R. David Edelman, Special Assistant to the President for Economic and Technology Policy, National Economic Council; and Nicole Wong, former Deputy U.S Chief Technology Officer for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Tickets are free, but the event was booked solid 3 hours after it was announced. However, you're encouraged to show up, as there will be a limited number of seats on the door, available 20 minutes before showtime (5:10pm).
Burbank's amazing quarter-century institution Dark Delicacies is a horror book-, memoribilia- and clothing-store that is a community hub for genre creators, hosting a wonderful stream of events, signings, and even an annual chance to get your photo took with Krampus at a Christmas open-house.
Neil Gaiman says Edgar Allan Poe should be read aloud, and he's right: he recorded this video of him reading "The Raven" in 2016 as part of Pat Rothfuss's Worldbuilders charity drive. It's Poe's birthday today, and I can think of no better way to celebrate it than to listen to it again.
The next installment in the SFinSF reading series features Kim Stanley Robinson, Howard Hendrix, and Cecelia Holland; it's this Sunday, Jan 20, doors at 6, event at 6:30, $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds), at the The American Bookbinders Museum (355 Clementina).
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