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Gods and Robots: Myths and Ancient Dreams of Technology
Mar 03 - 04 2020
A Lecture by Adrienne Mayor
Who first imagined robots? As early as Homer, Greek myths envisioned automated servants, self-moving devices, and AI—and grappled with ethical concerns about technology.
This talk explores how some of today’s most advanced innovations in robotics and artificial intelligence were foreshadowed in classical antiquity.
Adrienne Mayor is a research scholar in classics and the history of science at Stanford University. Her most recent book is Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient DreamsView more
Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481