Artifact Details

Title

Machines of Loving Grace Author John Markoff in Conversation with the Museum's John Hollar

Catalog Number

102737961

Type

Moving image

Date

2015-08-27

Participants

Hollar, John C., Moderator
Markoff, John, Speaker

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Duration

56:34

Format

MOV

Description

As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society—on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health—those who design the machines have a stark choice to make. They can design systems to enhance the quality of human work and life-or they can design systems that replace humans entirely. Both approaches will reshape the modern world. In MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots, Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter John Markoff, explores this issue and searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these robots help us . . . or will they replace us?

Markoff, who was the first reporter to describe the World Wide Web, travels across the country, from the brain trusts in Palo Alto and Silicon Valley to the expanding tech corridor between Boston—home of MIT—and New York, the latest incubator for future tech development, and evaluates the present state of the A.I. versus I.A. debate. He goes deep inside the science fiction worlds of Battlestar Galactica, Terminator, and the Jetsons, which are fast becoming a reality, and talks to the insiders—scientists, entrepreneurs, ethicists, hackers and others—who are shaping the future. The result is an incisive and chilling look at our lives today—and what may come tomorrow.

Category

Lecture

Collection Title

CHM lecture collection

Series Title

CHM Revolutionaries

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7585.2016