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Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
"The Human Algorithm" will be held May 9-10, 2008
Can computers simulate the complex workings of the human brain? Can algorithms replicate our humanity? What brain mechanisms separate humans from apes? From robots? On May 9-10, Dartmouth's Neukom Institute will host "The Human Algorithm," a conference that will examine work currently underway to computationally analyze the rules that govern the human brain and human behavior.
"Many disciplines today are working to understand and recreate the processes and mechanisms of the human brain," says Richard Granger,an organizer of the conference and a professor of psychological and brain sciences. "This symposium gathers researchers from neuroscience, philosophy, computer science, mathematics, and biology together to share their knowledge of how humans think."
Guest speakers include:
In addition to Granger, Dartmouth speakers include William M. Kelley and Peter Tse, both associate professors of psychological and brain sciences; Jim Haxby, The Evans Family Distinguished Professor, also in the psychological and brain sciences department; Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, professor of philosophy who also holds the Robert C. 1925 and Hilda Hardy Professorship of Legal Studies; and Adina Roskies, assistant professor of philosophy.
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