Yale Explores…Being Human in the Age of Intelligent Machines

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

March 12, 2019
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA

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What does it mean to be human in the age of intelligent machines? How will artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and as-yet-unforeseen advances in computer and other sciences affect the human experience? How are humans adapting now—and how will we adapt in the future? What could be lost or gained? What are some of the ethical questions we will need to address?

The work of Yale professors Shelly Kagan, Laurie Santos, and Brian Scassellati spans the fields of computer science, engineering, philosophy, and psychology. Join them for an interdisciplinary exploration of living in a technology-driven world. The conversation will be moderated by Margaret Warner ’71, Senior Fellow, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and will conclude with reflections from President Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D. 

$25 per person / $15 for BOLD (Bulldogs of the Last Decade) alumni


Margaret Warner ’71
Senior Fellow, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Former Chief Global Affairs Correspondent, PBS NewsHour


Shelly Kagan
Clark Professor of Philosophy, Yale University

Laurie Santos
Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Brian Scassellati
Professor of Computer Science and of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Closing Remarks

Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D.
President and Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology