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The “I, Robot” Series

In 2018, Burning Man’s theme is “I, Robot,” and on behalf of the Burning Man Philosophical Center I am project editing, and largely writing a year long exploration the potential and danger of automation and Artificial Intelligence for the human condition.

So far, in addition to essays, this has included podcast interviews with Sherry Turkle of MIT, Christoph Salge of the University of Hartfordshire and NYU, Jaron Lanier of Microsoft Research, and Kirk Schneider of Columbia and Saybrook, among others.

I’m also making a concerted effort to include more satire, humor, and play.

I write, as always with Burning Man, as “Caveat Magister.”

Read the whole series here.