In this presentation, David Gunkel, author of the books The Machine Question (MIT Press, 2012) and Robot Rights (MIT Press, 2018), offers a provocative argument for giving serious consideration to what has been previously regarded as unthinkable: whether robots and other technological artifacts of our own making can and should have a claim to moral and legal standing.
5–5:30 p.m. Check-in, refreshments and informal networking.
5:30–6:30 p.m. Book talk and Q&A from the audience.
6:30–7 p.m. Opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Robot Rights and talk with the author.
The event is sponsored by: Friends of the Library, Universities Libraries, NIU JobsPlus and 71 North Partnership Studio.