ReCONvene this weekend
Join me, Alastair Reynolds, Ted Chiang, Martha Wells, Erine Underwood and R.W.W. Greene on Saturday
The one-day (but heavy-hitting!) ReCONVene SF convention takes place this weekend. I'll be joining the above authors for the following panel:
Saturday, August 15, 2020
The AI Amongst Us Format: Panel
15 Aug 2020, Saturday 13:00 - 13:50, Earthseed Room (Online Convention (via Zoom))
AIs are here, slipping through our everyday world, crunching numbers, sorting data, and learning their field of study at an exponential rate. However, general artificial intelligence still remains a distant digital dream. Has AI failed us or have we failed AI? Has innovation stalled? What can researchers learn from science fiction regarding sentient AI systems? What grains of innovation inspiration remain untested within the pages of novels and will increased computing power help bridge that uncanny gap?
(As you can imagine, I have a few ideas about this...)