14.0069 spiritual robots replace us?

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Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 06:44:52 CUT

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 69.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 07:28:46 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: [Ongoing TechNetCast] Will Spiritual Robots Replace
    Humanity by 2100?

    Greetings scholars,

    Hi, --this might interest to Humanist readers --the information regarding
    "Spiritual Robots webcast" received via "DDJ Mailing Lists" --thought
    might interest you --Will Spiritual Robots Replace Humanity by 2100? at
    --Also featured on Dr. Dobb's Technetcast, an expert panel assembled by
    Doug Hofstadter explores the issue of computers someday displaying
    emotions and intelligence that we usually only associate with humans. Two
    distinguished computer scientists, Ray Kurzweil and Hans Moravec, have
    each written books exploring the issue, and their presentations are
    provided as part of this discussion. Please visit the site at
    <http://technetcast.ddj.com> and CLICK for *spiritual robots*. The
    discussion is organised and moderated by Prof. Doug Hofstadter --who wrote
    "Goedel, Escher, Bach". There, you'll hear the presentation from others,
    including Ray Kurzweil, Bill Joy, Hans Moravec, John Holland (genetic
    algorithms and AI pioneer), Kevin Kelly. More to come, from Frank Drake,
    Ralph Merkle, John Koza and then Panel discussions will take place. The
    next TechNetCast will begin from June 20, follow by June 22, June 27 and
    June 29, 2000. The program is brought in partnership with the Stanford
    Channel Video tapes available for sale at the Stanford Channel site
    (Bringing the Quad to the Community) at <http://tsc.stanford.edu/>

    On the site at <http://www.stanford.edu/dept/symbol/Hofstadter-event.html>
    you can also read short details of the past symposium.

    Thank you!
    Arun Tripathi


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