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LDS CEO to keynote at the University of Arizona Dorrance Lecture Series: Humanities Innovators in a Tech World

On Friday May 21st, Logical Design Solutions (LDS) CEO Mimi Brooks will give a keynote presentation to the public, along with University of Arizona faculty, staff, and Dorrance Scholarship students pursuing studies in humanities and entrepreneurship at the 3rd annual “Dorrance Lecture Series: Humanities Innovators in a Tech World.” The event, which will be virtual for 2021, will feature discussions focused on the importance of combining humanities essential skills with high technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Brooks will join the keynote lineup alongside Sylvester Johnson, Assistant Vice Provost for the Humanities & Executive Director of the “Tech for Humanity Initiative” at Virginia Tech, and Claire Evans, Founding Editor of Terraform (VICE’s science-fiction vertical). Following keynote presentations, the presenters will also join together for an exclusive panel discussion with Dorrance Scholarship students.

About Humanities Innovators in a Tech World

Sponsored by the Dorrance Scholarship Programs, the symposium brings together outside thought leaders, Humanities faculty and students in the Dorrance Scholarship Programs for lectures and discussion about the intersection between the humanities and advanced technologies, like artificial intelligence and robotics.

As technological advances bring us closer to a digital future, the humanities are vital to understanding the world. In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the fusion of technologies is blurring the differences between the physical, digital and biological. Big data, artificial intelligence and genetic science present grand challenges that need the perspective and context of the humanities. Join us for a series of conversations about the ways human skills, human knowledge and human ingenuity are essential to making the most of these technological breakthroughs.

To learn more about the event please visit, The University of Arizona College of Humanities.