Humanities
Tech

MAY 21, 2021

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

The University of Arizona College of Humanities presents the 3rd annual Dorrance Lecture Series: Humanities Innovators in a Tech World.

Sponsored by the Dorrance Scholarship Programs, the symposium brings together outside thought leaders, Humanities faculty and students in the Dorrance Scholarship Programs for lectures and discussion about the intersection between the humanities and advanced technologies, like artificial intelligence and robotics.

As technological advances bring us closer to a digital future, the humanities are vital to understanding the world. In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the fusion of technologies is blurring the differences between the physical, digital and biological. Big data, artificial intelligence and genetic science present grand challenges that need the perspective and context of the humanities. Join us for a series of conversations about the ways human skills, human knowledge and human ingenuity are essential to making the most of these technological breakthroughs.

All talks are FREE and open to the public.

Friday, May 21  2021

10 AM – 4 PM (Arizona Time) | Live on Zoom

10 am

Of Machines and Men: The Moral Questions of Artificial Intelligence

Sylvester Johnson
Assistant Vice Provost for the Humanities and Executive Director of the “Tech for Humanity” initiative at Virginia Tech. Founding Director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Humanities.

12 pm

Broad Band: Yesterday’s Female Internet Pioneers

Claire Evans
Founding editor of Terraform, VICE’s science-fiction vertical. Grad design student advisor at Art Center College of Design and member of cyberfeminist collective Deep Lab.

1:30 pm

Building the Sustainable, High Performance Organizations of Tomorrow

Mimi Brooks
CEO, Industry thought leader, Author, Speaker

3:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Moderated discussion with all three speakers

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Sponsored by the Dorrance Scholarship Programs, the series brings together outside thought leaders, College of Humanities faculty and students in the Dorrance Scholarship Programs for lectures and discussion about the intersection between the humanities and technology.