The rapid proliferation of artificial intelligence in the 21st century is both promising
and fraught, and for good reason—for decades, popular culture has envisioned how this
futuristic technology might serve or even destroy humanity. From Rosey the sassy robot
maid in the Jetsons to the sinister HAL 9000 computer in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A
Space Odyssey, and including seemingly endless depictions in-between those extremes,
our art has anticipated both helpful, symbiotic relationships and destructive confrontations
between biological humanity and human-created intelligent technologies.
But now that AI is here with us, what is the reality? How are artificial intelligences
serving humanity today and how will their roles evolve tomorrow? What pitfalls come
with the benefits of using AI? How do we harness the power of AI without becoming
These are some of the questions the Office of the Vice President for Research will
invite the university community to explore on Thursday, October 6, 2022, when we convene
a panel of university faculty experts from diverse research backgrounds to discuss
their insights on the ethics and implications of artificial intelligence.
We are so excited to invite the entire university community to save the date and join us for Artificial Intelligence: Game Changer or Game Over?, a stimulating
and timely panel discussion on the ethical and societal implications surrounding the
use of artificial intelligence, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for
The Office of the Vice President for Research has assembled a panel of outstanding
faculty researchers representing a wide variety of disciplines from engineering to
health sciences, business and law. Want to learn more?
The Office of the Vice President for Research is honored to welcome UofSC faculty
researchers Forest Agostinelli, Orgul Ozturk, Jane Roberts and Bryant Walker Smith,
as panelists for AI: Game Changer or Game Over? The discussion will be moderated by Julius Fridriksson, the university’s VP for Research.
Though these five research superstars have varying levels of experience working directly
with AI technologies, they share a common interest in harnessing AI’s potential for
purposes that will serve, rather than harm, humanity. Their interest in AI ethics
will be on full and fascinating display at AI: Game Changer or Game Over?
The City of Columbia’s public garage at 901 Park Street is about two blocks away
Finding the W.W. Hootie Johnson Hall
Attendees should enter the DMSB building courtyard through the outdoor stairs (or use the ramp just to the left of the stairs),
along the Greene Street side of the building, under the international flags.
Once you reach the courtyard (palmetto tree area), you will see the “Dominion East
Study Commons” entrance immediately to the right. To get from this courtyard area
to the building’s first level where the W.W. Hootie Johnson Hall is:
Elevator: Enter the door labeled “Dominion East Study Commons,” located immediately to the
right of the Greene Street steps/ramp. Once inside, the elevator is on the left-hand
side of the commons, near the back.
Stairs: Walk just past the study commons and enter the “Hipp Grand Staircase” door, which
is just past the commons room to the right of the Greene Street steps/ramp. Once inside,
go through the door immediately to the left, and down the staircase, following the
exterior sign to the “Performance Hall.”
Once on the first floor:
From the commons room elevator: Exit the elevator to the right and continue toward and past the staircase, then head
left. The W.W. Hootie Johnson Hall entrance (room 101) will be on the left.
From the Hipp Grand Staircase: Turn left at the bottom of the stairs, and the W.W. Hootie Johnson Hall entrance
(room 101) will be on the left.
Updated: September 2022
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