Rethinking Biology – A Conversation with Michael Levin

Past Unplugged Events

Rethinking Biology – A Conversation with Michael Levin

Join distinguished scientist and pioneering biologist Michael Levin and Future of Being Human initiative Director Andrew Maynard for a conversation around Michaels ground breaking work and thinking on organ regeneration, “bodyplan” redesign, engineering proto-organisms, and more.

Scripting Better Futures through Impact Filmmaking (and what’s Hollywood’s role?)

Join Emmy-winning writer, producer, actress and broadcast host Tamara Krinsky and writer and director Taryn O’Neill, and Future of Being Human initiative Andrew Maynard, as they explore the power of story telling, filmmaking, and Hollywood in building better futures.

The Future of Being Human – A Conversation with Viktoria Modesta

Join bionic pop artist, musician, and future-thinker Viktoria Modesta and Future of Being Human initiative Director Andrew Maynard in a wide ranging conversation on art, performance, imagination, augmentation, and what it might mean to be human in a technologically advanced world.

What happens when AI and cooperation science collide?

Could research on interspecies cooperation transform how we think about living with advanced artificial intelligence in the future?  Join us for a live streamed conversation on Future of being Human … Unplugged between Athena Aktipis (Arizona State University), Mark Daley (University of Western Ontario), and host Andrew Maynard, as we explore how the emerging science of cooperation sheds light on how we might think about our relationship with AI in the future.

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.

Living with your AI Symbiont

Is deep and meaningful human-AI cooperation possible? What could it look like given what we know about human nature? Join us for a live streamed conversation on Future of being Human … Unplugged between Athena Aktipis (Arizona State University), Paul Rainey (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology), and host Andrew Maynard, as we explore the possibilities of developing symbiotic relationships with artificial intelligence 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