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Book Club: Love in the Time of Artificial Intelligence
GE2022-07
Book Club: Love in the Time of Artificial Intelligence
Required Reading:
-       Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan
-       Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
 
As artificial intelligence becomes more like us, then becomes us, then becomes more than us, how will we interact with the avatars we create? Can we fall in love with them, or them with us? Be jealous of each other? Sacrifice ourselves for the other? Do A.I. beings have morals, and are we obliged to behave morally to them as if they were human? These are some of the questions addressed in two recent works of literature - Machines Like Me by Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan, and Klara and the Sun by Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro. The answers might surprise you.
 
Fascinating audio-visual elements will form part of the package for this Book Club, as will active student participation activities.










Host: Mr. Peter Lai 黎慶寧先生 (Adjunct Professor at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, HKU; the first ‘local’ Secretary for Security of the Hong Kong Government)
Dates: 24/9, 8/10, 22/10, 29/10 & 5/11/2022 (Sat)
Time: 15:00 – 17:00 (24/9, 8/10, 29/10), 15:00 – 17:30 (22/10), 15:00 – 18:00 (5/11)
Venue: GE Gatherland240 (MB240, 2/F, Main Building)
Language:English
Fee: $200 (Enrolled students will receive paperback copies of both books. A deposit of $100 will be refunded upon full attendance.)
Quota:12

Registration: https://wp2.cedars.hku.hk/forms/node/734 







Schedule:
Date Time Venue
24 Sep 2022 15:00 - 17:00 GE Gatherland240
08 Oct 2022 15:00 - 17:00 GE Gatherland240
22 Oct 2022 15:00 - 17:30 GE Gatherland240
29 Oct 2022 15:00 - 17:00 GE Gatherland240
05 Nov 2022 15:00 - 18:00 GE Gatherland240
Bio of Instructor(s) 導師簡介:
SpeakerMr. Peter Lai 黎慶寧先生

After graduating with first-class honours at HKU in 1973, Mr. Lai joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer. From 1985 Mr. Lai was almost continuously engaged in Sino-British negotiations on the future arrangements for Hong Kong and was appointed a Member of the Sino-British Land Commission (1991 – 1994). In late 1994 he was appointed the first 'local' Secretary for Security of the Hong Kong Government. He left the civil service on 1 August 1998. Mr. Lai is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, HKU.