How is technology making our world a better place?
What: Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series: The Wired Future
Who: Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine
When: Monday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna
Almost daily, there is news of advances in science and technology and how these changes will impact our lives. How secure is our data? How much will artificial intelligence influence our everyday lives or our work as we know it? Keeping on top of these improvements may seem impossible, but Nicholas Thompson—the editor-in-chief of Wired—has his finger on the pulse.
From artificial intelligence to robotics, privacy to social media, ethics to war, and more, Thompson leads the news cycle. As the next speaker in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series, he will explore the ways technology makes our world a better place.
Thompson has written on technology and politics for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, The New York Observer and other publications.
This event is free and open to the public, but online pre-registration is required. Early bird tickets open Monday, February 4 at 9 a.m. and a second release of tickets takes place Monday, February 18 at 9 a.m. To register visit: speakers.ok.ubc.ca. Those with no internet can call 250 807 9216 for tickets.
The series is presented by UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences. It brings compelling speakers to the Okanagan to share their unique perspectives on issues that affect our region, our country and our world. The theme of the series is a civil and sustainable society.
About UBC’s Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world.
To find out more, visit: ok.ubc.ca.