March 9, 2019 - 5:00pm PST
Austin, Texas

Untold AI: Is Sci-Fi Telling Us the Right Stories?

Speakers: Cory Doctorow (Electronic Frontier Foundation), Christopher Noessel (IBM), Malka Older (Author), and Rashida Richardson (AI Now Institute)

How do depictions of Artificial Intelligence in popular science fiction affect how we think about real AI and its future? How has fiction about AI influenced the development of AI technology and policy in the real world? (And do we really have to talk about Terminator’s Skynet or 2001’s Hal 9000 every damned time we talk about the risks of AI?) Join bestselling sci-fi authors Cory Doctorow and Malka Older, editor Chris Noessel, along with futurism and AI policy experts as they examine what TV, movies, games, and sci-fi literature are telling us about AI, compare those lessons to real-world AI tech & policy, and identify the stories that we should be telling ourselves about AI, but aren’t.

Fairmont, Manchester AB, SXSW, Austin, Texas