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When Will Machines Start Thinking Like Us?

Published December 10, 2018

Human Cognition and the AI Revolution


Can superintelligent machines challenge our ideas of human understanding?

It's been the subject of science fiction for over a century. One day, or so the stories go, robot cognition will equal or surpass human cognition. But even as artificial intelligence and machine learning make huge strides, how close are we to machines that actually think like humans? And is that really what we want?

Hear from logician/mathematician Roger Antonsen and computer science pioneer Barbara J. Grosz, as they examine the fundamental elements of human understanding and discuss what lies ahead for artificial intelligence with Wisconsin Public Radio’s Steve Paulson.

This event was the second in our series, Conversations on the Nature of Reality, co-presented with The Nour Foundation and Wisconsin Public Radio’s nationally-syndicated program To the Best of Our Knowledge.

Want to take a deeper dive into machine learning and artificial intelligence? Join us March 1st, 2019, for the 13th Annual Machine Learning Symposium.