APL Colloquium

September 18, 2020

Colloquium Topic: Burn-In: The Real Robotics Revolution

Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and an Internet of Things. The next decade will see a range of exciting new technologies that all seem drawn from Science Fiction become our reality. They will drive a new industrial revolution, but also create political, economic, and security trends that will remake our world, challenging us like never before.

Colloquium Speaker: Peter W. Singer

P.W. Singer has been described by the Wall Street Journal as “the premier futurist in the national-security environment,” an official “Mad Scientist” for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and consults for groups that range from the CIA and the Pentagon to Hollywood. The author of the new book Burn-In: A Novel of the REAL Robotic Revolution, Singer will discuss the key issues of AI and automation that will shape the world of tomorrow, as well as the new model of "useful fiction" to communicate new tech and trends.