Being Human in the Age of the Machine
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $29
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As we make use of algorithms to automate important decisions in crime, healthcare, relationships and money, our increasing reliance raises questions about what we want our lives to look like.
Should we entrust ourselves to driverless cars? Are machines capable of producing great works of art? What matters more, helping doctors with diagnosis or preserving privacy? And can we control what happens to our data? Join mathematician Hannah Fry as she lifts the lid on the inner workings of the algorithms that are shaping our lives.
A book signing follows the event.
Dr. Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL. She works alongside a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, architects and geographers to study the patterns in human behavior — particularly in an urban setting. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism.