Science On Screen
5:30 PM March 28

Presented by The Sloan Foundation administered through Coolidge Corner Theatre
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Introduction: Are Robots About to Take Over the World? and Other Questions about Advancements in Artificial Intelligence by Dr. Tim Magner.

Let's face it, the world has been a little on edge about artificial intelligence since Hal took over the spaceship in 2001. Today, most of us have relationships with women like Siri and Alexa, and futurist Elon Musk has just predicted that artificial intelligence could turn deadly in the next decade. Really?! Should we be worried? Guest speaker Dr. Tim Magner will tell us what's really going on in the world of A.I., what he thinks the world will look like in 10 years, and when we should prepare for the global robot takeover.

Dr. Magner is the president of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. He previously worked as the chief information officer of the LSU Medical School, Shreveport; executive director for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills; and the director for the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Magner holds degrees from the College of William and Mary, Harvard University and Pepperdine University.