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Sep. 30, 2013 George Lucas Robot Morality

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On September 30, 2013 in Santa Clara at Santa Clara University, the Commonwealth Club hosted George Lucas, Professor of Ethics and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School’s presentation “Robot Morality: Can a Machine Have a Conscience?” After David De Cosse of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics introduced him, Lucas examined the possibilities of programming robots with their own conscience to make moral decisions when confronted with rapidly changing and morally fraught situations. He talked about manned submarine crews managing groups on sub drones conducting intelligence gathering operations in the South China sea. Lucas addressed this issue, especially as it pertains to the military’s increasing reliance on such devices.

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Jul. 13, 2013 STC EasyDITA Class At Nimble Storage

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The STC EasyDITA class is Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 9 am to 4 pm. The class will be held at Nimble Storage, Inc., 2740 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134. Nimble is on the corner of Zanker Road and E Plumeria Drive in North San Jose.  All students MUST bring a laptop that can access a wireless network. EasyDITA is a server-based product. Students access EasyDITA through a browser and an internet connection. Coffee and water will be provided. STC Silicon Valley Chapter will provide a catered lunch. If you observe any dietary restrictions, please let us know when you register.  Class price: $100 for STC members. $125 for non STC members.

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Feb. 24, 2011 SVEC Banquet

On February 24, 2011 in San Jose at the Doubletree, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) held its 2011 Silicon Valley Engineers Week. Author Rebecca Fannin was master of ceremonies and keynote speaker George Scalise talked about advances in nanotechnology. Celeste Voltz Ford of Stellar Solutions and Dr. Terry E. Shoup of Santa Clara University were inducted into the Hall of Fame. This years scholarship winners were Maza Brady, Liana Cipolla, Youyang Gu, Ryan Kashi, Antonia Nicole Kowtko, Anand Lodha. Tammy Huynh Luong, Cain Hongting Lu, Kelli Oura and Nwakaego Uzoh.

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