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Speaking of Science- Social Robots and Compassion with Herb Kilitzner

September 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Suggested donation: Members $5, Guests $10

Herb Klitzner tells us about what’s coming up in the robot world. Social robots are designed to engage with us humans in a collaborative way – like taking over our complex tasks, or simply waiting for us in line. To be effective, these robots need to interact with humans (or other robots) empathically, so empathy needs to be programed into their “consciousness.” This session will include a look into the nature of both empathy and compassion, and how it all can lead to robotic creativity.

Herb Klitzner holds a BS in math from University of Chicago and an MPhil in educational psychology from CUNY Graduate Center, with specialties in computer and cognitive sciences.

The New York Society for Ethical Culture is a humanist community dedicated to ethical relationships, social justice, and environmental stewardship. Entry to our 100-year-old building and meeting rooms is available for most wheelchair users with prior arrangements. Please call ahead (212-874-5210 x 107) for setup of our portable system and plan to arrive one hour before start time.


September 26, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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