K-Network Update: 12-02-2015

The PhD program “Social Psychology of Everyday Life” at Roskilde University invites to a public lecture:
Thursday, December 10, 14:00-15:30 h, RUC, Building 30, Room 30M.1-16,
Langdon Winner (RPI, USA): Robots, Humans and the Fabric of Everyday Life
The idea that technical creations might be able to supplant human labor is as old as ancient Greek myth of the statues of Daedalus. Technology makers of the 21st century have restated this vision in predictions of a society (said to be just around the corner) in which computer algorithms, artificial intelligence and robotics will eliminate many of the ways people work to earn a living. What are today’s most common projections? Which expectations about work and human wellbeing now define the debate? How will people respond as seemingly “intelligent” devices increasingly invade the social sphere?
Langdon Winner is Professor at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

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