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Heyns Lecture: Religious and Ethical Dimensions of Artificial Intelligence - The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Levinthal Hall in the Humanities Center


Stand-by: There will be a line for stand-by seating. Any empty seats will be released once the lecture begins on a first come, first served basis.

Established at Memorial Church in 1994, the Roger W. Heyns Lecture in Religion and Society, is an annual event that features a major speaker focusing on the problems and challenges facing religion and community.

The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is an innovative thinker, philosopher, educator and a polymath monk. He is Director of the Ethics Initiative at the MIT Media Lab and President & CEO of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Venerable Tenzin’s unusual background encompasses entering a Buddhist monastery at the age of ten and receiving graduate education at Harvard University with degrees ranging from Philosophy to Physics to International Relations. He is a Tribeca Disruptive Fellow and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

For his full biography, visit

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