of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada
a chapter of the
American Humanist Association
is a nonprofit educational organization whose main purpose is to promote humanism as a viable alternative to supernatural and theistic belief systems. We serve as a forum for humanists, atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and other like-minded individuals in the Las Vegas area. We promote the Jeffersonian principle of separation of religion and government, the rights of nonreligious people in our society, free inquiry and thought, a naturalistic view of the universe and a reason-based, secular ethical system. Our membership is open to all like-minded people without regard to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, political or other affiliations.
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MARCH 2014 CALENDAR
HALVASON Membership Meeting
When - Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 1:45 PM
Where - 833 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV in
the Library Program Room (across from
What - Speaker: Erland Wittkotter on "Artificial Intelligence--Is it progress, our destiny...or a disaster?"
"The rise of Artificial Intelligence may be a part of our natural an technological evolution, but it will challenge humanity more than the existence of weapons of mass destruction or any other problem that the world thinks it has. In a few decades, we will face Artificial Intelligence, and how we deal with it will have consequences beyond our imagination--in both positive and negative directions.”
Dr. Erland Wittkotter is a mathematician with a PhD in physics. He is also an entrepreneur and inventor of several information technologies with 40+ patent applications. As a speaker on beyond-the-horizon topics, he is interested in cosmology, financial markets, technological singularity and disaster scenarios, including survival communities.
For other meetings in the Las Vegas area of interest to non-theists, please visit the Las Vegas Coalition of Reason website (www.unitedcor.org/las-vegas) which has an events calendar listing the activites of all five organized freethought groups in town.