FIREtalk: Learning Machines [all students]

The Research Commons invites graduate students from any discipline – engineers, philosophers, computer scientists, writers, neuroscientists, artists, psychologists, social theorists, and others – to explore the boundary between mind and machine.

Join us for the next FIREtalk (, Learning Machines.

When: Wednesday, November 27, 4-6 pm

Where: Koerner Library, Room 216

About the Topic

What cutting-edge applications of computers and machines help improve human life? What are the different approaches to the study and design of learning and intelligence? How can systems learn from data? What natural behaviors can be simulated by a machine? Can the brain be interpreted as a computer? How do our cultural perceptions of machines influence the way we interact with them? Where can speculative fiction and other works of the imagination take artificial intelligence?

Be part of the discussion: submit your proposals for a 5-minute presentation by the 12th of November, 2013. Find more information at:

Interested but don’t want to present? Attend as an audience member and join the discussion after the presentations! To attend without presenting, register at:

FIREtalks: An interdisciplinary forum for graduate students, by graduate students.

For information about Research Commons workshops and events, please visit our website here.

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