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Gods and Robots: Myths and Ancient Dreams of Technology

Presented by Wellesley College at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

Mar 03 - 04 2020
Gods and Robots: Myths and Ancient Dreams of Technology

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 Dreams

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