In an age of breakthroughs in AI and bioengineering, understanding the human implications of experiment is crucial. What are the new zones of experiment? How is social media feeding into new forms of “intelligence”? What are the philosophical grounds of experimentation? What are the ethics of experimentation?
Join the Waterloo Centre for German Studies on Monday, April 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Hagey Hall for an interdisciplinary workshop to reflect on what it means to “experiment.” The session will approach the intersections of intelligence, life, and the human from a unique perspective, through the concept and practice of the “experiment,” both today and in the past. Mary Shelley’s famous invocation of human experimentation gone wrong is more than 200 years old, but remains a vibrant analysis of the human implication of scientific insight.
Hear from speakers in a range of disciplines including keynote speaker Jocelyn Holland, Caltech University, and:
- University of Waterloo:
- Computer Science: Jesse Hoey
- Electrical and Computer Engineering: Vijay Ganesh
- English: Fraser Easton, John Savarese, Jason Lajoie
- German and Slavic Studies: Alice Kuzniar
- Kinesiology: Michael Barnett-Cowan
- Management Science: Mark Hancock
- Optometry and Vision Science: Ben Thompson
- Philosophy: Doreen Fraser, Carla Fehr
- Political Science: Jasmin Habib
- Psychology: Igor Grossmann
- Western University: Tilottama Rajan, English
- York University: Joan Steigerwald, Humanities
Please register to attend.
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