Aspen Lecture: I am or AI am?

There has been a lot of controversy lately on the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, some important elements appear to be missing in the debate so far. Professor Edward Frenkel will talk about the issues surrounding AI from the perspective of a mathematician, and a human. To what extent is it possible to represent reality by numbers and algorithms? Discoveries made in the past century in mathematics and physics, such as the Gödel incompleteness theorem and the complementarity principle of quantum mechanics, offer potent insights into this question. No matter how suggestive they are though, Frenkel will argue that ultimately it comes down to the biggest question of all: "Who am I?"

Speakers: Edward Frenkel
Festival: 2015

More on this Session

Watch and Listen: Technology

The nature of the personal media experience is changing drastically with every new gadget or technology we encounter.... See more
Taking into account the changing nature of the interaction between the media and the government, three journalism... See more
The media may be more influential and pervasive than ever before. And with that influence comes responsibility. What... See more
Which - if any - of your company's values encourage the emergence of innovation? Is innovation a top-down process or a... See more
Internet communities cross local, regional, and national boundaries and help create new associations based on affinity... See more
Technology continues to drive the pace of globalization. Just as farming gave way to manufacturing in the first... See more

Pages