“Spiritualities of Human Enhancement and Artificial Intelligence.”
The Saskatchewan Center for Science and Religion invites you to its inaugural conference which aims to start and deepen interdisciplinary conversations about human enhancement, artificial intelligence, and spirituality. We welcome academics and professionals working from diverse perspectives, including scientists and scholars of religion who are willing to analyse the spiritual implications of issues surrounding human enhancement and artificial intelligence (even if they ultimately conclude that spirituality is not relevant to this nexus). Topics may include, but are not limited to, how artificial intelligence may make spirituality obsolete or augment it, the challenge of transhumanism for world religions, the religious-ethical implications of artificial intelligence, faith traditions’ reactions to efforts to engineer human enhancement, and the opportunities and significant tensions emerging for religious traditions in light of recent developments in artificial intelligence research.
The conference will be held at the Guildford Sheraton Hotel in Surrey, B.C. It will feature a panel discussion and keynote presentations byInventor, Author, and Futurist Ray Kurzweil (http://www.kurzweilai.net/), Peter Robinson PhD (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~pr10/),Wei Lai (author of Science and God), and Tracy J. Trothen ThD(http://www.queensu.ca/religion/people/faculty/tracy-j-trothen).
We hope to see you there!
Saskatchewan Center for Science and Religion Inc.
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