Towards Life 3.0 - Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century: Human Rights in a Digital Age

Date: 

Monday, March 4, 2019, 5:30pm to 6:45pm

Location: 

Wexner Room 102, 79 JFK Street Cambridge, MA, 02138

niccomeleTowards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21stCentury is a new talk series organized and facilitated by Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-term impact of artificial intelligence on society and human life.

Held on select Monday evenings at 5:30 – 6:45 in Wexner 102, and ocassionally on other weekdays, the series wniceill also be shared on Facebook Live and on the Carr Center website. A light dinner will be served.

Nicco Mele, Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy  , will give a talk titled, "Human Rights in a Digital Age."

Nicco Mele is the director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. He took over leadership of the Center in 2016 after serving as Senior Vice President and Deputy Publisher of the Los Angeles Times and as the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the University of Southern California. He is the author of The End of Big: How The Internet Makes David the New Goliath and co-founder of EchoDitto (now Echo & Co.), a leading internet strategy and consulting firm. Mele also is a board member of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy.