Place and time
Assembly Hall, 9 Lomonosova street
May 18, 6.30pm
With technological progress developing at a faster and faster pace, we cannot help wondering what directions it might take and how our life will change in the nearest future. We decided to gain insights into the future through Karel Chapek’s science fiction play “R.U.R.”.
“R.U.R.” is extremely relevant to the modern world. The play explores ethical problems associated with technological advancement and the responsibility of humankind for its consequences. Modern audiences will associate the problems described in the play with such spheres as artificial intelligence and biotechnologies. How far can humanity go in developing artificial intelligence? Is there any threat in technological and biological advancement? What would the relationship between humankind and artificial beings be like? We consider it especially important to raise these questions among specialists in the related fields and future professionals.