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Can Intelligence Be Programmed?

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The recent buzz about a supercomputer named Watson dominating Jeopardy! contestants (not to mention, taking over late-night talk shows) has reignited the conversation about next-generation “thinking machines” and our post-singularity potential. But when we say a machine can think, what exactly do we mean? Is it only a matter of time before we’re living amongst artificial beings who act, think, and feel just like us? Today on WSFtv, we examine the future of powerful computers in rivaling the human brain.

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Date: Friday June 4, 2010
Time: 08:00 PM-09:30 PM
Venue: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Moderator: John Hockenberry
Participants: Luciano Floridi, Gary Small, Rosalind Picard

Creative thought is surely among our most precious and mysterious capabilities. But can powerful computers rival the human brain? As thinking, remembering and innovating become increasingly interwoven with technological advances, what are we capable of? What do we lose? Join Luciano Floridi, John Donoghue, Gary Small and Rosalind Picard for a thought-provoking program about thinking. This program is part of The Big Idea Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation....[Read more]

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