Arts and Letters organizes lectures on disaster prevention, ethics of technology

Lecture on Disaster Prevention Hijiyama University and Hiyama
University Jr. College Vice President and Professor Dr. Takehiro Hayashi
delivered a lecture on the Disaster Prevention Education in Japan at the
Blaylock Hall, Benavides Building, UST.

He discussed the experiences of Japan during natural calamities and disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. Hayashi, an Emeritus and Visiting Professor of Hiroshima University, expressed his hope to promote research partnerships in the area of disaster prevention education with
the Research Center for Social Sciences and Education (RCSSED).

The lecture was organized by the Faculty of Arts and Letters and the RCSSED, and was attended by faculty members and students of the Faculty of Arts and Letters.

Lecture on Ethics of Technology Professor Emeritus John F. Weckert, Ph.D.,
of the Charles Sturt University, Australia, delivered a lecture titled ‘The Ethics of Technology: What’s the Point?’ held at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino, Benavides Building, UST.

Weckert discussed the importance of carefully weighing the advantages and disadvantages of artificial intelligence (AI) as it may negatively affect
the human race in the future.

The lecture was organized by the Faculty of Arts and Letters, Institute of Information and Computing Sciences and the Institute of Religion.
It was attended by Faculty of Arts and Letters Dean Prof. Michael Anthony C. Vasco, Ph.D, Executive Assistant to the Vice-Rector Prof. Marciana Agnes
G. Ponsaran, Ph.D., Institute of Information and Computing Sciences Director Asst. Prof. T. Jerralyn Padua, and Institute of Religion Faculty Secretary Asst. Prof. Alan A. Basas, S.Th.D, faculty members and students from different colleges.

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