Lyceum Society March 2019
Monday, March 4, 2019
The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York
Established in 1993, The Lyceum Society is comprised of the Academy’s retired and semi-retired Members. These Members are from diverse backgrounds, have different areas of scientific interest and expertise, and have practiced many professions. Their disciplines include Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Chemical and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Information Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, and many others.
The Society hosts convivial monthly meetings at the Academy. These meetings feature lectures and discussions with scientists from around the world, and also provide participating Members with the opportunity to give self-directed presentations and seminars based on their own specialties or new research interests. All Academy Members are welcome.
All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.
March 04, 2019
Brown Bag Lunch
Artificial Intelligence at a New Level
An AI-based chess-playing program (Alpha Zero) now teaches itself (self-learning) fundamental principles about chess, and plays the game "intuitively and beautifully - with a romantic attacking style". Grandmasters say they have never seen anything like it. We ask: how does this learning occur, will we ever be able to understand its logic, and what are the implications for us?