[Robert J. Sawyer] Science Fiction Writer
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From Radio-TV Interview Report

As Seen on Discovery and The Sci-Fi Channel

World-Renowned Futurist Reveals . . .

Will Computers Soon Make Humans Obsolete?

[Rob Sawyer and robot pal]

Ever since Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov at chess, people have been afraid that there will soon be nothing that computers won't be able to do better than humans. But just how soon will it be before computes make us obsolete? Is 2001's HAL closer than we'd like to think?

Futurist and Bestselling science-fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer will give your audience a unique look at the future of technology and reveal what's really worth worrying about as he discusses:

  • 5 things humans can do that computers never will.

  • Safest career choices for the new millennium — the jobs technology won't make obsolete.

  • Why we need a government watchdog over attempts to create thinking machines.

  • New theories that may make it possible to create computers that can think just as well as we do.

Sawyer is President of the Science Fiction Writers of America, and the only author in history to win the top SF awards in the U.S., Japan, Canada, France, and Spain. He's made over 75 national TV appearances and done countless radio shows. His tenth novel, Factoring Humanity, explores the myth of artificial intelligence.

"I've interviewed 600 writers, and Sawyer is one of the most thoughtful, provocative, and articulate. He delivers what producers want." — Mark Askwith, TVOntario and Space

"A pleasure having you on the air. Your personality comes through via the microphone, and you have an infectious enthusiasm." — Peter Holder, host, CJAD 800 Montreal

"Sawyer is compelling on TV. He turns his powerful future visions into thought-provoking commentary on today's major issues." — Paul Lewis, Executive Producer, The Discovery Channel

AVAILABILITY: Upstate New York, Southern Ontario, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone.

CONTACT: Carolyn Clink, carolyn@sfwriter.com.

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