In his new novel, “”Machines Like Me”: https://smile.amazon.com/Machines-Like-Me-Ian-McEwan/dp/0385545118/ref=sr_1_1″, Ian McEwan uses science fiction and counter-factual history to speculate about the coming of artificial intelligence and its effect on human relations. The opening page introduces a pivotal character, “Sir Alan Turing, war hero and presiding genius of the digital age.”
The evening with McEwan will feature conversation with Stewart Brand, based on written questions from the audience, along with some readings.
Ian McEwan: http://www.ianmcewan.com is the author of “Enduring Love” (1997), “Amsterdam” (1998; Booker Prize), “Atonement” (2001), “Saturday” (2005), “The Children Act” (2014), and others. Twelve movies have been made from his novels and short stories, five of them with screenplays by McEwan.
“Machines Like Me” was given on May 04, 02019 as part of Long Now’s Seminar series. The series was started in 02003 to build a compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking from some of the world’s leading thinkers. The Seminars take place in San Francisco and are curated and hosted by Stewart Brand. To follow the talks, you can:
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