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Sunday, September 3 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
TO SENTIENCE AND BEYOND: An Exploration Of AI In Star Trek

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Be it biological or technological, where does the circuitry end and the ephemeral begin? Can experience and learning and programming be one and the same? Cannot both routes lead to that prized defining quality we call Ego? Is that point of light called "singularity" already in sight for the rapidly advancing products of our genius? Just how far down the techno road do The Doctor, Data, V'Ger and even Vic Fontaine and holo-Moriarty sit awaiting us? These questions and others provide the bones for a body of debate and discussion that has formed faster and faster on the subject of Artificial Intelligence. Let's lend some meat to it, shall we?

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Andrew Kelley

Andrew Kelley is a writer, teacher, and financial professional with degrees in English and Philosophy. An article he wrote on the topic of AI in Star Trek was e-published for TheMind'sEye.com in 2011.
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Ann White

Ann White has over 20 years of experience presenting interactive fan panels at conventions in the Baltimore-Washington area. In the time that she's not working to support her beading habit, she is a voracious reader and viewer of sci-fi and fantasy. Her current favorites are The Expanse... Read More →
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John White

Cybersecurity engineer
In real life John is a cybersecurity engineer. The other 16 hours of the day he is an omnivorous reader and viewer of science fiction, urban fantasy, and cyberpunk, especially The Expanse, Ghost in the Shell, and anything by William Gibson. John has over 20 years of experience presenting... Read More →

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Bjorn Munson

Programming Coordinator, Museum of Science Fiction
A lifelong fan of science fiction in all media, Bjorn currently feeds his need to tell SF and other stories as artistic director of Jabberwocky Audio Theater and through independent film work. He currently feeds his family by being a technology program manager. He tries not to feed... Read More →

Sunday September 3, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
3 - North (250)