Artificial intelligence, Hollywood to be explored at Humanities Symposia

The second week of Trine University’s spring Humanities Symposia will feature a presentation on the depiction of artificial intelligence in films and science fiction versus the reality of the concept.

The event takes place Wednesday, March 8, at 3:30 p.m. in Wells Theatre, Taylor Hall.

Sean Carroll, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will discuss how these ideas in fiction compare to the goals of the people actually developing AI, and how these goals shape the AI’s “personality.” Carroll also will discuss the concept of artificial intelligence deserving rights if it is as smart as humans.

The free talks, scheduled each Tuesday through April 11, are open to everyone. Talks usually last about 30 minutes and are followed by a time for questions.

For more information about the Humanities Symposia, contact Sarah Young at or 260.665.4849.