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Thursday, October 27 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
*Special Presentation: Innovation - Noam Chomsky and Jeffrey Watumull - Life, Information, Language, Intelligence

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What is Life? What is Intelligence? These questions animated ancient philosophy, and in our time reanimate philosophic and scientific creativity to discover their answers in the modern context of astrobiology, artificial life, and artificial intelligence: Are we alone? Can machines think? Chomsky and Watumull present four fundamental conjectures contending that these questions can be answered in a grand unified explanatory theory.

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Noam Chomsky

Regarded as the founder of modern linguistics and philosophy, Dr. Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in modern history, whose more than 100 groundbreaking books have revolutionized our understanding of language and the mind. The impact of his work extends to cognitive neuroscience... Read More →
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Jeffrey Watumull

Dr. Jeffrey Watumull is Chief Philosophy Officer and Director of AI at Oceanit, where he endeavors to create human-style AI and discover whether its principles obtain in extralinguistic domains (e.g., physics biology). He is also an affiliated professor at the University of Cambridge... Read More →

Thursday October 27, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm HST