Our Society Reimagined is a four-week series that provides an opportunity to explore the domestic issues that have shaped our modern society, as well as a chance to gain perspective on the underlying values and ideas that we hold as individuals and as a society, and how these tenets shape our lives.
The 2023 series will take place in person on our Aspen Meadows campus from 6:00-8:00 pm MT on four consecutive Wednesdays, October 18-November 8.
Tom Morrison and Clint Kinney will return to moderate the series.
Fee: $195, includes all sessions, refreshments, and reading materials. Scholarships available. Register here.
Wednesday, October 18
How will recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies impact our lives? The reactions in the media have covered all the bases, with forecasts ranging from Armageddon to Nirvana. Will AI be a force for good or evil, or both? The technology will impact many elements of our society. How will AI impact existing jobs, and will new jobs emerge to offset anticipated job losses? Can our political processes address the potential impact of expanding misinformation made possible by AI? Is it possible to regulate AI, or can we expect the market to innovate and self-correct over time? AI productivity gains will generate enormous economic benefits, but how will those benefits be distributed across society? How will knowledge contributors be recognized or protected from the reach of AI data gathering? Should we contribute to the AI datasets as a social contribution or guard our privacy by blocking AI access? As with other technologies like social media, the social impacts are often unexpected. What other impacts might we anticipate from AI? (Disclaimer: ChatGPT was not used in the creation of this description.)