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Nicanor Perlas ~ Humanity's Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence

Evening Talk: Being Human & AI

Saturday, June 29, 2019
6:00pm to 9:00pm
at: 

Centre for Peace (map)

cost: 
Sat. & Sun. $120 /

Sat. only $30 /Sun. only $90 / organic lunch $20
 

Workshop: Humanity's Last Stand
Sunday, June 30, 8am-6pm

at: Lynn Valley Village (map)
Registration: Anthony 778-885-3415 or PerlasAI@protonmail.com

The 21st century is the Age of Science and Technology in which humanity faces the unique and unprecedented challenge of Artificial Intelligence (AI). If properly developed AI will bring tremendous benefits to society. However, if used inappropriately, it could lead to the extinction of humanity in as little as 10 to 20 years. The fate of our future lies literally in our hands.

The lectures will give an overview of the challenge as well as reveal what citizens and a more spiritual second scientific revolution in the mainstream can do to enable AI technologies to serve humanity instead of making us extinct.

Dr. Rudolf Steiner developed the idea of threefolding between 1917 and 1922. The core concept recognizes three domains of human social activity: economic, legal, and cultural. Steiner maintained that the health of a human society depended on an adult population that understood the characteristics of each domain and could thereby organize society so that each domain enjoyed independence and autonomy.

Nicanor Perlas is an adviser, global activist, writer and speaker on artificial intelligence, globalization and spiritualized science. He has advised UN agencies, the Office of the President and Congress as well as cities and towns undertaking large-scale social threefolding projects. He has headed global and national civil society networks that were responsible for stopping 12 nuclear power plants, banning 32 pesticide formulations and bringing about mainstream sustainable development, including organic farming in the Philippines. Perlas is a member of the Senate Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. For the global impact of his work, he has received the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize), the Outstanding Filipino Award and UNEP’S Global 500 Award. He is the author of Shaping Globalization: Civil Society, Cultural Power, Threefolding.