On the occasion of Stephen Hawking's 75th birthday, January 8, Helene has published an op-ed exploring how society might evolve in response to Hawking's predictions for AI. The article is hosted by CASTAC (Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology & Computing), a part of the American Anthropological Association.
Hélène will be among the international roster of speakers discussing the philosophical and anthropological impacts and implications of the shifting frontiers of biomedicine, artificial intelligence, the data economy, and transhumanism.
Speaking at Les entretiens du nouveau monde industriel 2016, hosted at the Pompideau Centre, Hélène's panel begins at 10:00 am, December 14, 2016. and will address questions arising from augmented bodies, artificial intelligence, and society.
The talk is free to attend, but registration is requested.
Hélène will be joining the faculty of the Department of Science and Technology Studies at York University.
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Hélène wrote a review of James Marsh's The Theory of Everything in Scientific American: "Stephen Hawking, Hawking Incorporated, and the Myth of the Lone Genius."
Comfortably sitting in the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in Japantown in San Francisco, I was watching The Theory of Everything with an audience of hundreds. Like them, I was eager to watch the life of Hawking; like them I was moved by his extraordinary story; like them I was restraining myself from crying, especially when the camera at the end of the movie unfolded his life backward—from his disabled to his abled body, from old age to youth, from fame to early struggles, from stability to despair—like a star collapsing on itself, the universe returning to its origin, a reversal in time or time travel, all topics so dear to Hawking ... read more