2018 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Artificial Intelligence

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Isaac Asimov’s famous Three Laws of Robotics might be seen as early safeguards for our reliance on artificial intelligence, but as Alexa guides our homes and automated cars replace human drivers, are those Three Laws enough?

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, hosts and moderates a lively discussion about how A.I. is opening doors to limitless possibilities, and if we’re ready for them. The 2018 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate took place at the Museum on February, 13, 2018.

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2018 Asimov Panelists

John Giannandrea – Senior Vice President of Engineering, Google
Helen Greiner – Co-Founder, iRobot; Founder, CyPhy Works
Ruchir Puri – Chief Architect, IBM Watson
Max Tegmark – Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; President, Future of Life Institute
Michael P. Wellman – Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

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The late Dr. Isaac Asimov, one of the most prolific and influential authors of our time, was a dear friend and supporter of the American Museum of Natural History. In his memory, the Hayden Planetarium is honored to host the annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate — generously endowed by relatives, friends, and admirers of Isaac Asimov and his work — bringing the finest minds in the world to the Museum each year to debate pressing questions on the frontier of scientific discovery. Proceeds from ticket sales of the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debates benefit the scientific and educational programs of the Hayden Planetarium.

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