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Theme: Artificial Intelligence and Personhood

April 10, 2024
6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
San Marcos, California
United States
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"We have advanced far enough in our development of Artificial Intelligence to understand that we are in danger of losing control of it. ...This means that we are designing ourselves out of our lives," writes Eve Poole (Robot Souls, author).

What does it mean to be a person? Are there absolute attributes of personhood? While the challenges of an evolving AI-driven societal transformation continue to be defined and debated, it is important to consider the potential impact of such technology on human identity. This new order of techne will pose tremendous opportunities for human advancement if managed properly. The perils of mismanagement may erode the very definition of the human person.

University of Saint Katherine
277 Rancheros Drive
San Marcos, California, 92069
United States
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Evan Getz, PhD

Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Arts and Humanities
Professor Evan Getz earned his PhD from Baylor University in 2008 and has been teaching writing, composition, literature, philosophy, apologetics, Latin, Greek, and Great Books for over 15 years.

Zachary Porcu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Arts and Humanities
Zachary Porcu earned his PhD in Theology from the Catholic University of America where he studied church history and specialized in the church fathers of late antiquity. He also holds degrees in philosophy, history, literature, and Classics (Greek and Latin).

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