INCOSE-SCC Monthly Chapter Meeting - January 7, 2016

Indialantic , USA
Sanctuary Clubhouse 2255 Mockingbird Lane
Linda Maness
(321) 727-6928

This will be our January 2016 New Year Event with the installation of newly elected officers.
At The Sanctuary Clubhouse at 2255 Mockingbird Lane, Indialantic, FL.  See directions below.

Topic: AI: Is it for us or against us?

Speaker: Joe Vandeville, Northrop Grumman (Retired)

About the Presentation:
In the past few years several noted scientists and technologists have made public statements about the potential dangers of AI – artificial intelligence.  Stephen Hawking has said “. . . full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race”, Bill Gates has said ““I don’t understand why some people are not concerned” and Elon Musk has indicated that AI is a “demon” that is “potentially more dangerous than nuclear weapons”. With the predicted demise of the planet due to global warming, the coming mini-ice age, assaults by violent extremists, do we also need to prepare for a robot apocalypse fueled by AI gone rogue?  Is there something fundamentally dangerous about AI or is this similar to the dangers often cited against technological advances in general, such as the Luddite fears. This presentation will take a look at some of the ideas expressed by various people who are on the leading edge of this new technology.

About the Speaker:
Joe Vandeville is a retired Northrop Grumman engineer and a past president of INCOSE Space Coast. He has over 40 years of experience in hardware and software development in both commercial and military systems and prior to Northrop Grumman worked for ITT, Alcatel-Lucent and Rockwell Collins. He has a bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering.

Location - The Sanctuary Clubhouse
The Sanctuary Clubhouse is at 2255 Mockingbird Lane, Indialantic, FL. The Clubhouse is in the middle of the neighborhood. Enter from Riverside Drive, 1 mile south of Eau Gallie Blvd.  Drive straight ahead to the stop sign and then keep to the right to get to the clubhouse.  It's a gated community, but arrangements will be made for entry through the Riverside Drive entrance – tell the guard you are going to the INCOSE meeting. Google Map at :,+Indialantic,+FL+(The+Sanctuary)&ie=UTF8&z=15&om=1&iwloc=A

No on-line access for this meeting - sorry.