Genius Squared: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Sustainability

Peter will present on his forthcoming book “Genius Squared”, which critically examines trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) – from driverless vehicles to smart products to remote surveillance. He’ll discuss:

* What do current trends in AI mean for the future of global sustainability?
o Will they advance conservation, democratize decision-making and increase the eco-efficiency of global business?
o And/or will they turbo-charge consumerism and empower big business and militarized states at the expense of global citizens and the environment? * What can we do to guide AI towards protecting, rather than destroying, the earth?

Peter Dauvergne is Professor of International Relations at the University of British Columbia. His recent books include: