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The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Robotics Revolution and the Future of Evolution

How will robotics change us and our lives? Will AI driven robots put us on and accelerated evolutionary path? Why would we want a more heavily robotized society? Do we have choice in the matter? Be part of the live studio audience for this special edition of TVO's Agenda with Steve Paikin.
Speaker Information
  • Hod Lipson, Director of CCSL

  • Cornell University
  • Dr. Lipson is the Director of Cornell University's Computational Synthesis Lab (CCSL) at the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research focuses on evolutionary robotics, design automation, rapid prototyping, artificial life, and creating ‘self-aware' robots that can demonstrate some aspects of human creativity.
  • Eliezer Yudkowsky, Research Fellow

  • Eliezer Yudkowsky is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) theorist who also writes on the topic of human rationality. He cofounded the Singularity Institute for AI, devoted to research and advocacy on the topics of Artificial General Intelligence, self-improving AI, and superintelligence. Mr. Yudkowsky was one of the founding directors of the World Transhumanist Association.
  • Michael Belfiore, Author and Science Writer

  • Michael Belfiore is a writer focused on breakthrough technologies poised to change our world and is the author of "The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs". He writes for Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Air & Space, and for emerging technology companies.
  • Cory Doctorow, Blogger

  • Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger - the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of the bestselling novel "Little Brother." He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.
  • Steve Paikin, Host

  • TVO
  • Steve Paikin's distinguished career in journalism includes twelve years as co-host of TVO's Studio 2, host of TVO's weekly foreign affairs series, Diplomatic Immunity, and host of TVO's provincial affairs program Fourth Reading. Steve Paikin is the author of four books: "The New Game"; "Public Triumph", "Private Tragedy: The Double Life of John P. Robarts" and "The Dark Side: The Personal Price of a Political Life."
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