Registration opens November 13

marchant revisedOn Friday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., join Dr. Gary Marchant, who will discuss the present and future of Artificial Intelligence. Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly integrating into all parts of our lives and society, accelerated by the latest category of AI known as generative AI, such as ChatGPT. Many people believe that AI will be the most important advance humans make since the invention of fire and the wheel.

The rapid growth of AI is inevitable given the many benefits it will bring, but AI also presents significant risks to safety, privacy, security, fairness, jobs, and the meaning of being human. Some AI experts have even suggested that AI could lead to human extinction!

This presentation will explain what AI is and why it is so useful and powerful, demonstrating some of the key applications of AI now and in the near future. It will then explain why AI also presents some significant risks, and will suggest some guardrails that could and should be enacted to maximize the benefits of AI while minimizing the risks.

Gary Marchant, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.P., is Regents’ Professor and Faculty Director of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University (ASU). Marchant’s research interests include the governance of emerging technologies such as genomics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and blockchain. He has authored more than 200 articles, books and book chapters on various issues relating to emerging technologies. He has served on six National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) consensus committees, and has been elected as a lifetime member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also chairs the IEEE Working Group (P2863) to create a governance standard for entities that develop or use artificial intelligence.

Admission to all Premier Speaker Series events is $15 per person and can be purchased on line or with cash in the lobby of the Renaissance Theater one hour prior to the presentation, subject to availability. Up to four admissions can be purchased in one transaction per LLL user account.

For online purchases, two to three days before an event, a QR code ticket will be emailed to the email address of each person who is registered. The QR code ticket is a personal code for each person registered and the printed or electronic ticket displaying the QR code is required for admission to the event. There is no Will Call.

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EVENT DATE/TIME: Friday, Jan. 12, 7-8:30 p.m.

COST: $15

MAXIMUM: 320 (no waitlist)