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Join us to watch and discuss a performance of Karel Čapek's (1920) play "Rossum's Universal Robots," the work that introduced the word and concept of "robot" to the world.  

When robots rise up, will humanity fall?

See you on November 10 at 7pm in E5 6006.  Free admittance & free popcorn!

This performance is a presentation of Battle Damage Theater.

Artificial intelligence will take your job! Genetic engineering will accelerate the loss of biodiversity! The modern smart-city is a privacy disaster! Killer robots and technological progress are out of control! Is the techno-apocalypse upon us? Should we run for the exit? Or are there more nuanced ways to understand the complex interaction between technology and society and values?

Project Ploughshares is hosting a free half-day interactive virtual workshop on Canada, the growing nuclear threat, and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

There are nearly 14,000 nuclear weapons active today. Each presents an existential, yet preventable, risk. Now is the time for decisive Canadian action towards nuclear abolition.

Thursday June 9, 2022 @ 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST (via Zoom).

Artificial intelligence is the cutting edge in decision-making and computer science. However, there is also the sense that AI is nothing more than a buzzword used in almost every facet of our lives right now. Given the current buzz surrounding AI, it is relevant to ask: what are the limits of AI? In many instances, such as with military technology, the availability of artificial intelligence is what made the technology possible in the first place. Can we expect systems to achieve decision-making capabilities and performances that are better than human across domains?