Do AI’s dream of electric people?
Could AIs develop a sense of self and an inner world – and should this concern or excite us? Compelling conversation with Mark Daley (University of Western Ontario), Blake Richards (McGill University), and host Andrew Maynard, exploring the cutting edge of consciousness, artificial intelligence, and where current developments may be leading us.
Time in Two Dimensions and the Future of Humanity
OCTOBER 20. What if time were not three-dimensional but two – memory and forgetting rather than past, present, and future? Join writers and researchers from around the world as we explore African ways of understanding time and what it means to our collective futures!
Griots and Galaxies: African Storytelling and Radical Imagination
OCTOBER 21. Join the three cohosts of the podcast Griots and Galaxies and one of the featured authors in hearing how stories of time travel, epic fantasy, androids, and aliens can reckon with the legacies of colonialism and inspire transformative futures
What will the University of the Future look like in an age of AI?
OCTOBER 4, 2023 Join us for an in-person Future of Being Human meetup at 3:00 PM on Wednesday October 4 on the ASU campus in Tempe, where we’ll be exploring how emerging advances and capabilities around AI could transform the university of the future — or even whether there will be universities in the future!
Will AI transform how we learn in the future?
Could advances in generative AI transform how we learn the extent that universities and colleges as we know them become a thing of the past? A conversation with Dr. Sean Leahy, Aleksandr Bogatirev, Sophia Herman, and host Professor Andrew Maynard
How could generative AI change our lives over the next five years?
Join us for an in-person Future of Being Human meetup at 3:00 PM on Wednesday September 6 on the ASU campus in Tempe, where we’ll be discussing how generative AI and foundation models more broadly might potentially change our lives over the next five years.
ShapingEDU Global Community Solutioneering Summit 2023
The Future of being Human initiative will be at this year’s Global Community Solutioneering Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 23rd. initiative director Andrew Maynard will be leading a student
Spring 2023 Meetup Lineup
We’re excited to publish the lineup of Future of Being Human meetups planned for Tempe, Arizona in Spring 2023.
Does ChatGPT Change Everything? (Meetup, January 26)
Join us for an in-person Future of Being Human meetup at 2:00 PM on January 26 on the ASU campus in Tempe, where we’ll be discussing ChatGPT and what it and similar language models might mean for the future of being human.
The Joy of Sex Robots (Meetup, February 9)
Join us for an in-person Future of Being Human meetup at 2:00 PM on February 9 in Tempe, Arizona, where we’ll be discussing how relationships with robots (including intimate relationships) might evolve, and what this might mean for the future of being human.