Moderator: John W. Etchemendy



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DLI Debate: "Is AI an Existential Threat?"


Don't miss our inaugural DLI Debate, exploring the existential perils of artificial intelligence in contemporary society. Two talented teams of DLI members will thrash out the pros and cons of AI, with moderation by the co-director of Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered AI, John W. Etchemendy.


John Etchemendy received his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Nevada, Reno, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Stanford University in 1982. He was on the faculty at Princeton University for two years before returning to Stanford in 1983. He is the author or co-author of seven books and numerous articles in logic and has been co-editor of the Journal of Symbolic Logic and on the editorial board of several other journals. At Stanford, Professor Etchemendy served as the director of the Center for the Study of Language and Information from 1990 to 1993, as Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities from 1993 to 1997, and as Provost from 2000 to 2017. He currently co-directs Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered AI with Fei-Fei Li.



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