Dear students, postgraduates and lecturers!
We are pleased to invite you to the online course ‘Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Human Security’ by Prof. Arshin Adib-Moghaddam and Prof. Jason Babhak Mohaghegh.
Course ‘Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Human Security’ – the short course presents a critical analysis of Artificial Intelligence with a particular emphasis on its implication for the future of human security. It connects current research into the ethics of AI to a configuration of particular thematic realms i.e., the new geopolitics of space, surveillance, planetary and post-planetary design and threats, and the new forms of AI power and the viability of democratic resistance that track various points of fascination in our lived surroundings. Through this multi-disciplinary approach curated around a set of powerful visual materials, the course interrogates current strides in AI research and their ethical implications.
Prof. Arshin Adib-Moghaddam (SOAS University of London) and Co-Director SOAS Centre for AI Futures) is Professor in Global Thought and Comparative Philosophies at SOAS, University of London and Fellow of Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge. Educated at the Universities of Hamburg, American (Washington DC) and Cambridge, where he received his MPhil and PhD as a multiple scholarship student, Prof. Adib-Moghaddam was the first Jarvis Doctorow Fellow in International Relations and Peace Studies at St. Edmund Hall and the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. Adib-Moghaddam received his Professorship at SOAS as one of the youngest academics in his field. At Cambridge University, he was elected Honorary Fellow of the Cambridge European Trust Society which was based at Trinity College under the auspices of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh. In 2017, he was nominated to the national panel of the Royal Anniversary Trust which evaluates the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the highest form of recognition to higher education institutions in the UK which is announced in an annual ceremony at St. James’s Palace. In 2018, Hughes Hall in the University of Cambridge elected him as a Fellow.
Prof. Jason Babhak Mohaghegh (Babson College, USA and Director Future Studies Program) teaches courses in comparative literature, Middle Eastern studies, world literature, and modern philosophy. He received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University, with an interest in global intersections of the avant-garde, existentialism, postcolonialism, and postmodernism. Professor Mohaghegh’s scholarly focus is upon tracking emergent currents of thought in the so-called East and the West, with particular attention to exploring the concepts of chaos, violence, illusion, silence, madness, night, and apocalyptic writing.
The event is free of charge. The language of the event is English.
The course consists of 5 lectures, 4 of which will be recorded and 1 of which will be taught in an online Zoom conference format. The duration of the course is from April 3 to May 2, 2023 (one lecture per week).