Do You Trust This Computer

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Tacoma
6:30 PM, Friday, November 10, 2023 PST
Location: Tacoma - CSL (click for map)

🌟 The Event

Meaningful Movies Tacoma/Gig Harbor presents a screening of the riveting documentary Do You Trust This Computer, followed by a community conversation with a special guest proficient in the modern world of artificial intelligence and its profound impacts across society. Register HERE

🎥 The Film

“We’ve opened Pandora’s box: We’ve unleashed forces that we can’t control, and we can’t stop. We’re in the midst of essentially creating a new life form on earth.”Got your attention? Director Chris Paine, who dazzled and provoked us with the documentary Who Killed the Electronic Car? (2006), now takes us to even more difficult ground where we are forced to consider the massive, invasive, tricky, and potentially hazardous impact of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) on technology, work, science, psychology, emotions, war, consciousness, the neural networks of the brain, the media, machine learning, fake news, drones, politics, human intuition, and personality.

Science fiction has long anticipated the rise of machine intelligence. Today, a new generation of self-learning computers is reshaping every aspect of our lives. Incomprehensible amounts of data are being collected, interpreted, and fed back to us in a tsunami of apps, smart devices, and targeted advertisements. Every industry on earth feels this transformation, from job automation to medical diagnostics, from elections to battlefield weapons. Do You Trust This Computer? explores the promises and perils of this developing era. Will AI usher in an age of unprecedented potential, or prove to be our final invention?

🎥 Guest Speakers

America Chambers, PhD

Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science at University of Puget Sound

Professor Chambers earned her BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from Swarthmore College and her Masters and PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include machine learning, natural language processing, and statistical models of text. She has been with the University Puget Sound since 2015 and her current research falls under the heading of ‘Natural Language Processing’ which is itself a sub-discipline of Artificial Intelligence.


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Cost: Screenings are free; We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of presenting the films and guest speakers at our meaningful events.

Special Guests: America Chambers

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Release Year: 2016

Running Time: 1 hour 18 minutes

Director: Chris Paine

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