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Q4: The Implications of Quantum Computing, Communications, Control and Artificial Intelligence for Peace and Security

From 15 February, 2018 to 17 February, 2018


The Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney, with the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, is pleased to announce the fourth annual Q Symposium, Q4:  The Implications of Quantum Computing, Communications, Control and Artificial Intelligence for Peace and Security.

Q4 will begin on Thursday 15 February with the public Q Lecture at the University of Sydney, and continue on Friday and Saturday 16-17 February when an international symposium of quantum physicists and philosophers with computer and social scientists convenes at the historic Q Station in Manly, Australia to consider what will happen when quantum technologies go online.

The Q Symposia are speculative and exploratory but reality-checked by a reflexivity grounded in philosophical and historical inquiry, field experience and thought experiments, cinematic imaginaries and dreamtime.


Previous Q Symposia have explored the following:
Q1 - examines how sensitive, relative, and dependent the global events driving world politics are upon observational, theoretical, and practical interventions
Q2 - asks why the radical disjunctures of WWI, WWII and quantum theory changed everything but, pace Einstein, our way of thinking about international peace and security
Q3 - investigates the most recent developments in quantum mind, matter and metaphysics that are converging into a quantum moment

Information about Q can be found at: https://projectqsydney.com/

Location: Sydney

Contact:Melinda Rankin
Email:melinda.rankin@sydney.edu.au

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