Alumnus to Lead Symposium Exploring Artificial Intelligence

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AI is changing the world at breathtaking speed, but when will AI surpass us? It already has in much of our society. We are slowly passing control in top management and marketing, in high finance and federal government, and in medical research and the military to the superior cognitive capabilities of artificial intelligence. AI is humanity’s greatest challenge.

On Monday, July 15, 2019, Antioch College will host an Artificial Intelligence Symposium from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Eichelberger Forum Main Stage at the Dayton Metro Library, 215 E. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402. Featuring US defense expert and Antioch College alumnus Jay Tuck ’68 and a panel of Dayton-area AI experts, including Dr. Amy L. Magnus of the Air Force Institute of Technology, the Artificial Intelligence Symposium will explore AI as humanity’s greatest challenge. This event is free and open to the public. To register, visit antiochcollege.edu/event/s19institute-ai-symposium.

A crucial topic of our times, AI could be a serious threat to humanity despite its enormous advantages. According to Tuck, “Artificial intelligence promises huge advances in science and technology — in medicine, in climate, in traffic, in city management, and countless other areas. It is also a very dangerous technology that needs to be limited.” The cognitive power of the human brain cannot match the capabilities of AI, which can ingest and analyze 200 million pages of data in three seconds. 

“Every day we are relinquishing responsibility over segments of our society to it. Once relinquished, this responsibility will never return to humans,” explains Tuck. Discussions at the event will explore not only the applications for AI, but also the ethics surrounding its use. Following Tuck’s keynote address, the discussion panel featuring Tuck and other Dayton-AI experts will also take questions from the audience.

This Symposium will provide thoughtful discourse useful to Miami Valley business leaders and others in the education, engineering, technology, manufacturing, medical, and defense sectors. “Dayton welcomes this dialogue about the implications of artificial intelligence. As an historic center for invention and innovation, what better place than Dayton for Jay Tuck to raise these questions?” adds Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.

The Artificial Intelligence Symposium is presented in partnership with Technology First and made possible through generous sponsorships from Applied Information Sciences, Inc., Oregon Printing Communications, and the Yellow Springs Science Castle.

Antioch College is a forward-thinking institution with a history of serving as a platform for visionary thinkers and changemakers. As an institution fostering a community of education and innovation, the College provides a number of public programs and course opportunities open to the Miami Valley and beyond. Learn more about upcoming workshops, institutes, and other events at our website: antiochcollege.edu/alumni-friends/public-programs.

US defense expert Jay Tuck ’68 was executive news director of the daily network program Tagesthemen on ARD Television. In his 35 years at the German network, he produced over 500 television segments. Tuck earned his BA in Economics at Antioch College.

He served twice as combat correspondent in Iraq. His investigative reports on security policy, espionage activities and weapons technology appear in leading publications in Europe, including Cicero, Focus, Le Point, Stern, Welt and ZEITmagazin. He is author of High-Tech Espionage, published in 14 countries. For his current book, Evolution without Us, he interviewed drone pilots and intelligence sources, futurists and Silicon Valley specialists in three years of exclusive research. Now out in Germany (Plassen Publishing), the technology bestseller will be appearing in Chinese in early spring (Shanghai University Press).

Jay Tuck is an internationally acclaimed speaker whose lively talks are accompanied by exclusive video and photographs. His TED-Talk reached over 2.5 million views on the internet. Tuck speaks to private banks and financial institutions (World Bank, Chambers of Commerce, Patrizia), to gala events (Deloitte, ServicePlan), Media and Medical Congresses (WAZ, Universitätsklinikum Essen), Innovation and Research Symposia (Vodafone, Xing), as well as security, armed forces, and law enforcement conferences (Academy of the Bundeswehr, Sicherheitsgespräche 2017).