WEST HARTFORD — At this point in history we still have a say in how we integrate artificial intelligence and autonomous robots into our lives.

AI provides enormous potential for enhancing human health, productivity, resource management and much more.

However there are huge potential disruptions inherent in these technologies.

We already see both the benefits and social havoc wrought by always-on smartphones — and those are as the Flintstones to the Jetsons regarding what is coming very, very soon.

On Monday, Jan. 7, Chabad of Greater Hartford will host a panel discussion with Attorney Frederick Pinto, an intellectual property lawyer and writer based in Montreal and Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, Dean of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law on how to manage the impact Artificial intelligence and autonomous robots will have on our lives.

We’ll also explore what light Judaic law and ethics might shed on these issues.

Some of the issues that will be covered:

Will artificial intelligence replace humans in the workforce?

Is technology man’s tool, or rather its master?

Is it our duty to adapt to technological change?

How to ethically use the “Big Data” accurate predictions of human health, longevity & future behavior.

The evening is worth 1.5 CLE Credits for CT lawyers.

Pinto specializes in strategic counseling, and all aspects of intellectual property, cyber security, information technology and entertainment law.

He holds honor degrees from the University of Ottawa, a master’s degree in Public International Law from Leiden University, and a graduate degree in Comparative Law from McGill University.

He has published articles in leading law publications and has lectured at Recording Arts Canada, McGill University, and in several courses accredited by the Quebec Bar. In 2018, he was named to the Canadian Advisory Committee on the GDPR.

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe is Dean of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law in New York, N.Y., and Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Torah in Springfield. Mass. Rabbi Yaffe has lectured and led seminars throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia, Latin America & Africa.

The panel discussion is open to all and will be held on Monday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m., at the Chabad House, 2352 Albany Ave., in West Hartford.

The fee for the lecture is $12 advance payment or $15 at the door.

For more information or to register, please call (860) 232-1116 email JewishLearning@ChabadHartford.com, or visit www.ChabadHartford.com.