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Sunday, February 16 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Sinai to AI: The Implications of Artificial Intelligence for Jewish Law

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Are Jews liable for the halakhic consequences of actions taken by machines on their behalf, for example, Sabbath labor? Should ethical principles derived from halakhah be integrated into the development of autonomous systems for transportation, medical care, warfare and other morally charged activities, allowing autonomous systems to make life or death decisions? Might a robot perform a mitzvah or other halakhically significant action? Is it conceivable to treat an artificial agent as a person? As a Jew?

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Daniel Nevins

Dean, The Jewish Theological Seminary
Daniel Nevins is the Pearl Resnick Dean of the JTS Rabbinical School. He also serves as dean of the Division of Religious Leadership, which includes the H.L. Miller Cantorial School, the Center for Pastoral Education, and the Block-Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts. Rabbi Nevins was... Read More →

Sunday February 16, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EST
WLSS (2nd Floor)