CSAIL Spotlight: CSAIL hosts debate - Creativity: The Mind, Machines, and Mathematics
November 29, 2006
A celebration of the 70th anniversary of Alan Turing's seminal paper "On Computable Numbers", featuring a debate on the limits of intelligent machines and a lecture on Turing's contributions.
4:30 - 5:30pm Public Debate David Gelernter vs. Ray Kurzweil "Are we limited to building super-intelligent robotic 'zombies' or will it be possible and desirable for us to build conscious, creative, volitional, perhaps even 'spiritual' machines?"
5:30 - 6:15pm Pizza & Soda
6:15 - 7:15pm Special Public Lecture B. Jack Copeland "Alan Turing, Codebreaker and AI Pioneer"
The webcast can be viewed in RealPlayer, version 8 or later. See the MIT Help Page for more information about downloading and testing your Real Player configuration.