Join us for the U of T Alumni Association (UTAA) Annual General Meeting and Keynote Address. This Flagship event is a highlight of Alumni Reunion and a chance to learn about the UTAA’s activities.
Saturday, June 1
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Convocation Hall, 31 King’s College Circle
By Mark Kingwell, Professor of Philosophy
University of Toronto
Do Sentient AIs Have Rights?
AI has already stoked fears about surveillance and mass unemployment. Yet the possibility of creating AIs that think and feel—sentient AIs—raises difficult questions. How should we treat them? Do they have legal rights? Do we also pose a threat to them? Prof. Kingwell’s talk explores the ethics and politics of sentient AIs.
- About Mark Kingwell
- Contributing editor, Harper’s Magazine, and winner of two National Magazine Awards
- Author of several national bestsellers, including Better Living and The World We Want, as well as a recent release, Wish I Were Here, about boredom and technology in the 21st century
- Media commentator on political, cultural and aesthetic theory
- The event also includes:
- The UTAA’s AGM (short business meeting)
- The presentation of the Carl Mitchell Award for Community Engagement
Sponsored by the University of Toronto Alumni Association. All alumni are welcome.
You’re also invited to the Alumni Reunion BBQ
12:30–2:30 p.m., Front Campus. Free.
Registration is required for both events so register today!
UTAA AGM materials will be available in May 2019. Please check back.
- AGM Materials:
- 2019 UTAA AGM Agenda
- 2018 UTAA AGM Draft Minutes
- 2019-2020 Proposed Slate of Directors
- 2018-2019 Draft Financial Statements
- 2018-2019 UTAA President’s Report