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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, so the stories go, there will be robots that think like us, or perhaps better than us. But even as artificial intelligence and machine learning make huge strides, how close are we really to machines that think like humans? And is that what we want?

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

This event was the second in our ongoing series, Conversations on the Nature of Reality, which we're co-presenting 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 for our 13th Annual Machine Learning Symposium.