Humanities Tech

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Integrated Learning Center


The UA College of Humanities presents the second annual Dorrance Lecture Series: Humanities Innovators in a Tech World.

Sponsored by the Dorrance Scholarship Programs, the symposium brings together outside thought leaders, COH faculty and students in the Dorrance Scholarship Programs for lectures and discussion about the intersection between the humanities and advanced technologies, like artificial intelligence and robotics.

As technological advances bring us closer to a digital future, the humanities remain a vital part of understanding the world. In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the fusion of technologies is blurring the differences between the physical, digital and biological. Big data, artificial intelligence and robotics will present grand challenges that need the perspective and context of the humanities. Join us for a conversation about the ways human skills, human knowledge and human ingenuity can make the most of these technological breakthroughs.

All talks are FREE and open to the public. Located in the Integrated Learning Center, room 120. (Suggested parking, Cherry Avenue Garage.) 

June 3, 5:30 p.m. (join us for an opening reception at 4:30 p.m.)
Neil Jacobstein
Chair, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Singularity University
AI Implications: Technical, Business & Ethical Questions Behind the Revolution

June 4, 5:30 p.m.
Autumn DiGaetano-Fedoruk
Consumer Lending, Business Operations and Strategy, SoFi
Humanities & High Tech: The Perfect Pairing

June 5, 5:30 p.m.
April Rinne
Head of the World Economic Forum’s Sharing Economy Working Group
Future Forward: Humanities, Leadership & The New Economy
UA President Robert C. Robbins and April Rinne will have a conversation on stage immediately following April’s lecture.

View the first symposium in the Dorrance Lecture Series, Humanities Innovators in a Tech World