Purdue University’s Dawn or Doom conference explores the effects of rapidly emerging technologies by bringing together leading national experts and star Purdue researchers.
Purdue University’s Dawn or Doom conference explores the effects of rapidly emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering, by bringing together leading national experts and stars from Purdue’s large constellation of researchers. What is the future of work if AIs and robots can do it all for us? Is the internet affecting my mental health? What will it mean when networked vehicles, appliances, and other devices surround us pervasively and persistently? Will bioengineering allow us to live longer but change the nature of what it is to be human? Dawn or Doom ’18 is part of Purdue’s 150th anniversary celebration, a yearlong festival of ideas aimed at making “giant leaps” in addressing some of the most important issues today and in a future that we’d all prefer was more Dawn than Doom. The conference setup allows attendees to attend as many talks as they like while engaging with the speakers and taking part in a wide variety of related activities, from technology-themed art exhibits to interactive virtual and augmented reality tours. Complete information about speakers and events are available on the Dawn or Doom website and social media channels.
MACHINES: artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and drones
MIND:internet and effects of social media
BODY: bioengineering and human design
UNIVERSE: space and Mars habitats
DATA: Internet of Things, privacy, cybersecurity