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2017-28 Pope John XXIII Lecture: Can the Catholic Church Cope with Technological Progress?

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:00pm to 8:30pm

140 Wendell Phillips Center, 140 Wendell Phillips Center Free Event

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Brian Patrick Green, director of technology ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, delivers the 2017-18 Pope John XXIII Lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Brian Patrick Green is the director of technology ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. His responsibilities include representing the Center at the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society, speaking and publishing on AI ethics as well as various other topics in ethics and technology. Green’s background includes doctoral and master's degrees in ethics and social theory from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. 

His research interests include multiple topics in the ethics of technology, such as AI and ethics, the ethics of space exploration and use, the ethics of technological manipulation of humans, the ethics of mitigation of and adaptation towards risky emerging technologies, and various aspects of the impact of technology and engineering on human life and society, including the relationship of technology and religion (particularly the Catholic Church).

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