May 9, 2019

“The Role of the Humanities in Sciences & New Technologies

A circuitboard that resembles a brain
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Laughing Planet
941 N. Virginia St.
April 11, 2019
5:30 p.m.

What is role of the humanities in sciences and new technologies? We will discuss the role of the humanities in artificial intelligence, genetics, robotics, and other new technologies. What is the role of the humanities in shaping new technologies? What does it mean to be “human” in the realm of artificial intelligence? How do robots, automation, cyborgs, and other new technologies change the workplace and our participation in it? How can/should ethics shape new technologies, like genetic manipulation, and their uses? How do new technologies impact society, diversity, and socioeconomic factors?

Join us as we tackle these and other important questions. Light snacks will be provided. Grab a bite and beverage and join the conversation.


Carlos Mariscal, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, in the Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Program and Integrative Neuroscience Program


Stephen Pasqualina, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Core Humanities at the University of Nevada, Reno

Alireza Tavakkoli, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Lynda Walsh, Associate Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno