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UWI Faculty of Humanities and Education Annual Distinguished Lecture on April 6

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 4:00 AM

New frontiers in Information and Communication Technologies will be the focus of the second Annual Distinguished Lecture of UWI's Faculty of Humanities and Education this year. The lecture will be delivered by Professor Hopeton Dunn, director, Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication and head of the Mona ICT Policy Centre.

The topic for the presentation is 'Globalisation from Within: Confronting 'Technopoly', Digital Literacies and our Robotic Futures'.

This year's lecture will explore the main features of what is now described as the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' or the Era of 'Technopoly'. It will discuss the leading technology concepts that are redefining the meaning of work, repurposing our use of language, transforming entertainment, and forging new robotic tools that appear to threaten jobs and human agency.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, April 6, starting at 6 p.m. in the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Humanities and Education, UWI Mona campus, and is free and open to the public.