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The LaSells Stewart Center

United States

Past Events

October 2018

The Promise and the Peril of Artificial intelligence and Robotics – an OSU150 Futures Focus Symposium

October 23, 2018 • 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join us for all or part of this symposium that culminates Oregon State University’s 150th anniversary and explores the benefits, risks, ethics and uncertainties of the emerging technologies of artificial intelligence and robotics.   Sessions for discovery and discussion A short primer on robotics, AI and why they matter Learn about the future of AI and robotics, as seen by researchers, the media and general public.   The good, the bad and the ugly of AI and robotics What ethical issues…

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January 2019

What Transpires Now: Transgender Histories & Futures

January 17 • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“What Transpires Now: Transgender Histories & Futures” Lecture by Susan Stryker In this talk drawn from her work in progress, What Transpires Now, Susan Stryker explores the relationship between the transgender past and present, and how history can inspire us to reimagine the future. The talk will focus on the story of Frances Thompson, whose life became the focus of a national scandal in the 1870s, in ways that prefigure the weaponization of trans people in contemporary political controversies. The…

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