CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:
ICSA X. WORLD CONGRESS 2024:
DNA + AI SUPERINTELLIGENCE:
A PERFECT DYSTOPIA?
26-27 JULY 2024
By the 21st century, humanity is at an inflection point: Advances in AI and genetic engineering promise unprecedented economic transformation, prosperity, leisure, and curing diseases, even expanding the human life span. But the Fourth Industrial Revolution may also usher in an Orwellian Brave New World. As fiction becomes fact, Orwell’s telescreen is now the more personalized iPhone that tracks, monitors, and potentially controls its user (China). Tracking/control may become ubiquitous and inescapable with DNA-based AI, enabling universal tyranny. Even more ominous are AI’s emergent qualities where AI programs develop new capabilities unknown to humans that concern AI creators. AI developers at major companies like Alphabet/Google, Microsoft, OpenAI, and Anthropic seek government regulation, but retain an optimistic mind-set that belies potential challenges of new technologies. Yet, there is an increasing awareness that superintelligent AI may become smarter than individual humans. When AI can use Ernest Hemingway’s famous four words, “baby shoes; never worn,” to compose almost instantly a credible human-interest story, and even put it to verse, it reflects an AI genie as a superior poet or novelist. But AI could just as easily become a “sorcerer’s apprentice.” A technology that has no soul, conscience or free will may turn against its creators. The question arises: How can humanity tame the digital behemoth, and prevent a single line of doomsday code by a malevolent agent to end the human saga? Can human creativity control superintelligent AI?
DNA + AI SUPERINTELLIGENCE 2024 CONGRESS GUIDELINES:
DNA + AI Superintelligence 2024 endeavors to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and denominations for an exciting international conference that takes both scholarship and faith seriously. Congress Venue: ICSA X 2024 is co-sponsored by IIR-ICSA-JIS in the City of the Roses–the world-famous Tournament of Roses–in sunny Southern California, with many cultural/sightseeing opportunities . Send Abstracts (250 words) to: Dr. O. Gruenwald, JIS Editor, 1065 Pine Bluff Dr., Pasadena, CA 91107, USA, per e-mail (no attachments) by: March 15, 2024 to: ICSA X. Congress 2024 (click for e-mail). Include: Paper Title, First & Last Name, faculty or student, mailing address, phone & e-mail. Publication: Fully-developed papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies XXXVII 2025. Conference Web: https://www.jis3.org/icsax2024. Registration required (tax-deductible). Online option via PayPal: Use PayPal Donate button. For travel / lodging / visiting Pasadena, contact: www.visitpasadena.com.
DNA + AI SUPERINTELLIGENCE 2024 CONGRESS STRUCTURE:
Check-In: Friday, July 26, 3:00 – 6:00 PM, Hilton Pasadena. Reception: Friday, July 26, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Coffee Corner. Main Conference Program: Saturday, July 27, 8:45 AM – 6:00 PM: Monterey Room. Keynote: Saturday, July 27: Monterey Room. Format: Multidisciplinary panels and papers. Participants are encouraged to attend the entire conference to enhance dialogue, synergy, and synthesis, as well as fellowship. Presenting a paper is not a prerequisite for participation. Indicate if you prefer to serve as discussant. Family members enjoy the reduced student registration rate. Audio-Visual Equipment: Bring laptop or flash drive if desired for PowerPoint presentation. Cultural / Sightseeing: Before or after the conference. Optional Field Trip: Huntington Library & Gardens; JPL.
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS:
Lodging: We recommend that conference participants make their hotel reservations as soon as possible. Hilton Pasadena Reservations: 1-833-456-0788 or 1-626-577-1000. Cultural / sightseeing/ travel / accommodations: Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.visitpasadena.com; 1-800-307-7977. Bring an alarm clock and a sweater or jacket for cooler mornings and evenings. Ground Transportation: Hilton Pasadena (168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101) may be reached from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via shuttles, e.g., Prime Time Shuttle (shared ride $51.46): 1-800-733-8267, or rent-a-car (ca. 45-minute drive).
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DNA + AI SUPERINTELLIGENCE 2024 CONGRESS REGISTRATION FORM:
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Print: ICSA X 2024 Call for Papers/Registration Form and send Money Order/Travelers Check in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to: ICSA. Mail Form & Payment to: Dr. O. Gruenwald, 1065 Pine Bluff Dr., Pasadena, CA 91107, USA. For Credit Card: Use PayPal Donate Button.
By March 15, 2024: After March 15, 2024: After May 1, 2024: Totals:
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