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Saturday Session, Sydney


The Saturday Sessions provide our alumni a way to extend their professional development and ‘top-up’ their Cranlana experience.  The Saturday Sessions discuss different topical issues and explore ethical themes such as power, fairness, justice, trust and short- vs long-term thinking. Using the Cranlana method, these truly fascinating conversations about the things that matter are based on a selection of provided readings and are guided by our expert Moderators. These intimate sessions of philosophical and ethical discussion, finishing with fine wine and a bite of something delicious, will refuel your sense of moral courage, re-connect you to your critical reasoning capabilities and provide a forum to re-engage with the extraordinary Cranlana alumni.

The topic for this Saturday Session is  The Machines are Coming: Can We Make Them Moral?

Artificial intelligence and machine-based learning are transforming our world and raising profound questions. As machines take on more and more human tasks, will they free us from working long hours in boring jobs or just leave us impoverished and irrelevant? Would our aged-care system be better run if infallible, tireless, ever-cheerful robots looked after the elderly instead of underpaid, overworked, stressed humans? How do we ensure that the codes and algorithms that increasingly shape our lives don’t exhibit the same biases and blind spots as the (mostly) geeky white men who make them?

The location will be confirmed a month or so prior to the Session.

Exclusive to alumni


29 Feb 2020