On The Arrogance of Man in the Age of Thinking Machines

Mar 9, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

In an era defined by the revolutionary potential of quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies it's human arrogance that poses the greatest risk, not just to technological advancement but to humanity’s progress itself. Whurley, the founder and CEO of Strangeworks, a leading Quantum Computing company, advocates for leveraging the power of human adaptability and collective intelligence in harmony with these emerging technologies. Challenging the sci-fi dystopian narratives that dominate today’s discussions around emerging technologies, Whurley emphasizes the critical need for a culture steeped in continuous learning and adaptability. By thoughtfully integrating technological breakthroughs, he argues, we can advance humanity to reach our greatest potential, and not only unlock solutions for climate change, disease, and other challenges, but take humanity beyond our earthly limits.

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