Virtual Reality, Black Code and AI Safety : A recap of our summer Meetups so far

As part of our warm up act for our Fall events we began organising casual summer Meetups to get the conversation going and build a community. While they started out small, a wide range of people have begun attending and participating in the discussions. In fact, the Meetups have become so popular that our room is at capacity, and there is now a wait list for our next one.

We began with Virtual Reality, watching a series of TED talks and having a great discussion.

Virtual reality! Watch & discuss

Monday, Jul 17, 2017, 6:30 PM

Cinema Room
370 Queens Quay W. Toronto, ON

8 Members Went

What’s the latest in the field of Virtual Reality? What does it mean for the world we’ll be living in?Join us to watch some TED talks and discuss the issue.The Meetup will take place in the Cinema Room of the 350 Queens Quay West building. Excellent video & audio, comfortable seating, and great discussion guaranteed.Note: if you have a VR headse…

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Then we hosted a documentary night, watching Black Code, a 2016 documentary by Toronto-based filmmaker and cinematographer Nicholas de Pencier (Four Wings and a Prayer, Watermark) that examines the complex global impact that the internet has had on matters of free speech, privacy and activism.

Documentary night: Black Code

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017, 5:00 PM

Cinema Room
370 Queens Quay W. Toronto, ON

8 Members Went

Want an insider view of the social impacts of the internet?Join us to watch & discuss ‘Black Code’, a 2016 documentary by¬†Toronto-based filmmaker and cinematographer Nicholas de Pencier (Four Wings and a Prayer, Watermark) that examines the complex global impact that the internet has had on matters of free speech, privacy and activism.https://www…

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And most recently we hosted an evening discussing AI, Superintelligence and the existential risk it can present:

Sunday TED Talks – Artificial Intelligence is Here

Sunday, Aug 6, 2017, 5:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

15 Members Went

Artificial Intelligence (AI) isn’t science fiction anymore. As you may have heard recently, Facebooks chat bot AI accidentally invented it’s own language. Progress is happening at a pace faster than ever predicted.These TED Talks delve into the progress we have made and the impacts already being felt all over the world.1. AI & The Future of Work¬†…

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Stay tuned for more!