Speculating about Our AI Future Panel with Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu, and Martha Wells
Program Type:Author Events
Join us for a panel discussion featuring three best selling science fiction writers, Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu, and Martha Wells. They will discuss the promise, perils, and possible impacts that AI will have on our future, as well as AI in contemporary and future science fiction writing.
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist and journalist. He is the author of many books, including The Internet Con: How to Seize the Means of Computation, Red Team Blues, Chokepoint Capitalism, the Little Brother series, In Real Life, and Poesy the Monster Slayer. In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
Ken Liu (http://kenliu.name) is an American author of speculative fiction. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he wrote the Dandelion Dynasty, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories,The Hidden Girl and Other Stories.,The Legends of Luke Skywalker. Liu frequently speaks about futurism, machine-augmented creativity, history of technology, bookmaking, and the mathematics of origami.
Martha Wells (marthawells.com) books include The Books of the Raksura series, the Ile-Rien series, The Murderbot Diaries series, and, most recently, Witch King. She won Nebula Awards, Hugo Awards, and Locus Awards, and her work has appeared on the Philip K. Dick Award ballot, the BSFA Award ballot, and on numberious estseller lists.
This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present (ILP_, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
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This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom.