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AI Can’t Fix This
Tue February 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
On Feb. 26–28, MIT will celebrate the opening of the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. MIT claims “ethics” are integral to the college’s mission. However, it is difficult to take this claim seriously, given that MIT invited war criminal Henry Kissinger to speak at these celebrations. You can read more about the College here. A group of students and community members decided this is unacceptable. We decided we will not stand by as this Institute rolls the red carpet for war criminals such as Henry Kissinger. But we also recognize the need to foster serious discussion about and action on the ethical implications of the research that is done at MIT. As such, on February 26th, we will host a series of short talks followed by a panel discussion at MIT in room 3-270, in which we will
1. address the history of U.S. imperialism (especially Kissinger’s role) and MIT’s complicity in the same, and
2. address the specific dangers of AI, and how we may reclaim these technologies and use them for liberation as opposed to oppression.
Doors open at 5:30pm (there will be snacks!) and the event itself begins at 6:00pm
Read the article “Celebrating war criminals at MIT’s ‘ethical’ College of Computing” (The Tech, Feb. 14, 2019)