March 26, 2019 Share

Ed Felten Speaks on AI

Ed Felten speaks at United Methodist Church at April 13 breakfast

How will Artificial Intelligence affect our world? Dr. Edward W. Felten will address that subject at Princeton United Methodist Church (PrincetonUMC) on Sunday, April 14, at 8 AM in Fellowship Hall. His topic: “The projected effects of Artificial Intelligence on our economy and the social implications of those effects.” All are welcome to the hot breakfast, prepared by Ian Macdonald and served by the United Methodist Men. A $5 donation is requested.

Felten is Princeton University’s Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs and founding director of the Center for Information Technology Policy, which hosts the blog Freedom to Tinker. He is a co-founder of Offchain Labs, Inc., a blockchain technology startup. He is also a member of the United States Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. In 2015-2017 he served in the White House as Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer. Previously he served as the first Chief Technologist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
His research interests include computer security and privacy, and technology law and policy. He has published more than 150 papers in the research literature, and three books, He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a Fellow of the ACM. In 2004, Scientific American magazine named him to its list of fifty worldwide science and technology leaders.

PUMC is a diverse congregation whose members come from many surrounding communities, backgrounds, and faith histories. Sunday worship services and Sunday School classes are at 10 a.m. with nursery care available. Small groups for adults are at 9 a.m. Parking is free on Sunday mornings and the church is wheelchair accessible. For further information, call 609-924-2613 , email office@princetonumc.org, or visit http://www.princetonumc.org/