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    Presented by ICE Dartmouth

    Future of Intelligence: Human, Machine and Extraterrestrial

    A unique conversation about artificial intelligence, aliens, and the future of humanity with three world-renowned scientists and philosophers

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 PM @ Venue SIX10
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    Future of Intelligence: Human, Machine and Extraterrestrial
    Jill Tarter
    Bernard M. Oliver Chair, SETI Institute
    Marcelo Gleiser
    Professor, Dartmouth College
    Patricia Churchland
    Philosopher; Professor Emerita, University of California, San Diego
    CONVERSATION - Conversations are panel discussions that provide an in-depth, up-to-the-minute look at a single topic. Featuring three to four thought leaders and an expert moderator, Conversations consist of a 60-minute discussion, followed by 15 minutes of audience q-and-a.

    Some animals are smart but we humans have the upper hand on creative intelligence. At least for now. At least on this planet. But what if we build intelligent machines, machines that are smarter than we are? Would these machines be our “last invention,” the end of humanity as we know it, as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking somberly warned? Or is the possibility of a true AI more hype than science? What about aliens, creatures somewhere in outer space who are smart, perhaps much smarter than we are? Can we find them? Can they find us? Or are we alone in this vast universe?

    Join Dartmouth physicist Marcelo Gleiser, world-renowned philosopher Patricia Churchland, and Jill Tarter, astronomer and a pioneer of the Search for Extraterrstrial Intelligence (SETI, the real-life model for Jodie Foster’s character in the movie Contact) for a unique conversation about the nature of intelligence and our future in the digital age.

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 PM
    Venue SIX10
    610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
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    Here are a list of things you can do before and after the event to join the conversation.

    - Attend Chicago Ideas & WBEZ's screening of the 1997 film Contact at the Logan Theatre on May 10. Jodie Foster's character is based on Jill Tarter.

    - Download Scientific American's 60-Second Science podcast

    - Support ChickTech, an organization with chapters spread across the United States, that offers events that encourage women to enter the STEM fields. Giving support and empowerment to those hoping to turn their interest in technology into a career, ChickTech works to make this space as inclusive as it always should have been. 

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