Program Details 2017*
Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and other big names in science and technology have expressed concern about the risks posed by AI (artificial intelligence). As an author of science fiction, your host has already written one novel and plans sequels. Come join a discussion of the promise of AI, myths, threats, and what we should know about changes that will change our world.
Lance Erlick writes science fiction thrillers for adult and young adult readers. He wrote the Rebel series, which explores Annabelle Scott following her conscience in a world turned upside down. He wrote the Regina Shen series, after abrupt climate change leads to the Great Collapse and a World Federation. Outcast Regina Shen tries to survive a storm and Federation agents pursuing her for her genome. Xenogeneic: First Contact is about encounters with alien pilgrims aiming to take over Earth.
*Note: This program was offered last year and may or may not be offered again this year.
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