The Max Margles Memorial Fund of the JPL presents Ian McEwan “Art and Science: The Impact of AI on Human Connection”

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Ian McEwan “Art and Science: The Impact of AI on Human Connection with Commentary on the Approach to Writing”

Ian McEwan will be talking about Science and Literature; about his writing methods, the various influences on him as a young writer, his early and parallel interests in science and literature, the nature of research and his time shadowing an eminent neurosurgeon, the coming impact of AI on society and human relations, and the writing of Machines Like Me. Ian will also be discussing whether a machine could ever be conscious in the way that we are. If we finally build a lifelike, plausible android, will it be a blessing or a nightmare?

Ian McEwan has been writing fiction and screenplays for almost fifty years. His include Atonement, Saturday, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach. Many of his fictions have been made into movies

Introduced by Roslyn Margles, Sponsor.

Ian McEwan’s books are available for order from Bibliophile Bookstore, 514-486-7369, https://bibliophilemontreal.com/

Please note: JPL Friends pay member rate.

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