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Thursday, August 27 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Lunch Session: What Does It Mean to Be Human? Implications of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

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Artificial intelligence and robotics are at the forefront of computer science research and can be leveraged for a host of real-world applications. These advances raise significant questions about human nature and the ethics of creating artificial beings endowed with human-like features and intelligence. Drawing on his own innovative research into evolving intelligence and the scientific virtues, Professor of Philosophy and Computer Science & Engineering Robert T. Pennock (Michigan State University) will explore the possibilities of this very present future.


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Robert T. Pennock

Professor of Philosophy of Science and Computer Science & Engineering, Michigan State University
Pennock is a Professor at Michigan State University, where he is on the faculty of Lyman Briggs College and the Departments of Philosophy and Computer Science & Engineering.  He is a PI of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.  His research involves both empirical and philosophical questions that relate to evolutionary biology, cognitive science, and the scientific character virtues, including topics such as... Read More →


Thursday August 27, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Millennium Hall Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 2nd floor