I’ll be giving an inaugural lecture as part of taking up the Arthur Zitrin Chair of Bioethics at NYU on Friday, Nov 4, 2016 from 4-6pm. I would be delighted and honored if you were able to come to the lecture and the food/drinks reception afterwards. Here are some details:

Title: ‘Designing Humans: A Human Rights Approach’
Location: Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South, NYU
Date: November 4, 2016
Time: 4-6pm

Dean Cheryl Healton of the College of Global Public Health at NYU will provide an introductory address followed by remarks from Professors Bill Ruddick, Dan Wikler, Frances Kamm, Dale Jamieson, and David Chalmers.

Aeon has just published my piece on helping the needy of children of this world, entitled “Why every child in need deserves an urgent response,” which you can read in full here.

Here is an excerpt:

‘What would you do if you saw a six-year-old alone in a public place?’ So begins a short video from UNICEF, which has received more than 2 million views on YouTube. In the video, Anano, a six-year-old child actor, is dressed in different ways and placed in different scenarios. When Anano is well-dressed, we see people actively trying to help her. But when Anano’s appearance is altered to make her look homeless, we see people shunning her and sometimes even telling her to go away.

The full program for “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence” Conference at NYU, hosted by The NYU Center for Bioethics and the NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness is now available (see below).

The conference is taking place this Friday and Saturday October 14-15 at the NYU Kimmel Center and the Cantor Film Center.

Full details including abstracts can be found here.

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