Join us for a keynote lecture by technology columnist for the New York Times, Kevin Roose.

Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation

Thursday, March 3, 2022
6:30 p.m.
Mae Zenke Orvis Auditorium
UH Mānoa Campus*
2411 Dole St.
Honolulu, HI 96822

*This is an in-person event with limited seating. All attendees must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and a daily health screening available by signing up to LumiSight.


The program will also be livestreamed via our website.

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 For more than half a century, science fiction has imagined a dystopian future dominated by computers. Kevin Roose, technology columnist for the New York Times, argues that the future has arrived. Even with artificial intelligence still in its infancy, large technology companies are already commanding our economy, automating our jobs, corrupting our politics, and capturing our attention. Apps and algorithms are reshaping the human experience.

So what is to be done? How do we devise policies and reshape institutions so that human beings can live happy, fulfilling lives in a world increasingly built for and by machines?

Based on a decade of reporting, Roose offers surprising and simple lessons: First, that democratic governments rather than for-profit companies should be making the most important decisions about deploying new technologies. Second, that educational institutions should be cultivating the qualities that make students most human—creativity, empathy, and interdisciplinary exploration—rather than training narrowly for jobs that could become obsolete. In order to dominate the future of machines, we have to be creators rather than cogs.
New York Times technology columnist Kevin Roose is the bestselling author of three books, including Futureproof. Focused on intersections of technology, business, and culture, he writes about online extremism, social media disinformation, artificial intelligence and algorithms, and emerging technologies. Before joining The Times, he was a columnist for New York magazine and co-host of the Real Future TV documentary series.

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