Lyceum Society January 2020
Monday, January 6, 2020
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.
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January 06, 2020
Brown Bag Lunch
Metaknowledge of Ignorance and Knowledge Outlined and Applied
I will outline metaknowledge about the knowledge and ignorance of the incomprehensibly complex natural world and present two applications. The outline: The evolution of natural structures and processes the function of which is to support knowledge, its production, storage, and processing; the limits of the knowledge of nature. Two applications: The omics of biology offers concepts, as genome and proteome, for mapping complex knowledge. I will apply omics to ignorance and to science in general and its history (sensome, analysome, samplome). A future mature, limits-respecting technoscience will have new applications in politics.
Robotics and A.I: Past, Present, and Future
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics technologies have been making grand strides over the past few years, outperforming humans in tasks once thought to be impossible to automate. Machines can now recognize images, interpret audio and understand language with unprecedented reliability. Cars can drive themselves. But where will this technology go next, and how far can it reach? This talk will explain what is Artificial Intelligence in simple terms, how to develop and AI strategy in your organization and how to identify new opportunities. Finally, we will look at what is driving the technology and try to predict its future.