Emeritus professor Buzz Kellogg would like to invite everyone interested in our future life with A.I. to an extended 90-minute guided discussion, this time focusing on the transition from Artificial Intelligence to Artificial Consciousness.

He will talk about the very controversial idea of machine learning evolving into what is called A.G.I., or Artificial General Intelligence. This does not yet exist, but it would be the point at which human intelligence will be forever transcended by software and machines.

This is also the stage, according to scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil (of Google), when AI will be able to mimic human consciousness and become self-aware entities. This will also allow the entire “mindscape” of actual humans to be uploaded into the computer cloud, giving way to “cybernetic immortality.”

Obviously, there is far more to discuss than might be done in 90 minutes, but we can start!

FRIDAY MARCH 6TH from 12:00-1:30 PM in the WORK Library (10 4th St, Petaluma). Feel free to bring a bag lunch.

FREE for WORK members (Including Friends of WORK Membership www.workpetaluma.com/friends)
And $10 a-the-door for Non-WORK Members. Help us keep the lights on and great programs coming your way!

Bio: Nelson R. (“Buzz”) Kellogg enjoys being in conversation with others about topics that spur the imagination. An emeritus professor of The Hutchins School of Liberal Studies Studies at SSU, Buzz spent twenty-three years leading students through adventures in pondering big questions. He is an Historian of Science and Technology with a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. He has held fellowships from Princeton University, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (I.E.E.E.) and the Smithsonian Institution. Currently, he serves as a facilitator for Conversation Petaluma.

He invites any and all who are interested to join him as a North Bay Futurist. Contact him at kellogg@sonoma.edu