- April 25, 2019
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Humans, with all of our flaws and foibles are central to the creation of technology, and technology is central to the progression of our society. As artificial intelligence evolves, so too does human culture.
This powerful partnership has much to offer humans, from self-driving cars to radical life extension, but advancements in AI also bring fear about our future. In order to make informed decisions about the technology we create and use, it is essential that we understand how AI integrates and evolves with human society.
Join UC Berkeley Professor Edward Lee and Futurist Nicole Sallak Anderson for a conversation exploring the co-evolution of humans and artificial intelligence.
Nicole Sallak Anderson is a novelist, mother, movement educator, software engineer, speaker, futurist, and blogger focusing on eHumanity: the intersection of technology, culture and consciousness. She is a Computer Science graduate from Purdue University. After graduation, she developed encryption key management and network security software for two-way radio systems. She currently lives with her husband and sons on two acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California, where she indulges in her novelist fantasies as well as a variety of homesteading hobbies, from beekeeping and raising chickens and goats, to spinning and knitting.
She is a regular speaker at the Bay Area Transhumanist conferences, and a member of the advisory boards for the Lifeboat Foundation and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.You can follow her musings on technology, culture, and human consciousness on her blog.
Edward A. Lee is the Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, where he has been on the faculty since 1986. He is the author of Plato and the Nerd - The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology, Introduction to Embedded Systems - A Cyber-Physical Systems Approach , a number of other textbooks and research monographs, and more than 300 papers and technical reports. Professor Lee has delivered more than 180 keynote talks and other invited talks at venues worldwide and has graduated at least 35 PhD students. His research group studies cyber-physical systems, which integrate physical dynamics with software and networks. His focus is on the use of deterministic models as a central part of the engineering toolkit for such systems. He has led the development of several influential open-source software packages, notably Ptolemy and its various spinoffs.
Professor Lee is the director of iCyPhy, the Berkeley Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center, and the Ptolemy project. From 2013-2017, he was director of the nine-university TerraSwarm Research Center. From 2005-2008, he served as chair of the EE Division and then chair of the EECS Department at UC Berkeley. He received his BS degree in 1979 from Yale University, with a double major in Computer Science and Engineering and Applied Science, an SM degree in EECS from MIT in 1981, and a PhD in EECS from UC Berkeley in 1986. From 1979 to 1982 he was a member of technical staff at Bell Labs in Holmdel, New Jersey, in the Advanced Data Communications Laboratory. He is a co-founder of BDTI, Inc., where he is currently a Senior Technical Advisor, and has consulted for a number of other companies.
He is a Fellow of the IEEE, was an NSF Presidential Young Investigator, won the 1997 Frederick Emmons Terman Award for Engineering Education, and received the 2016 Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (TCRTS).