Thursday, December 20, 2012

Steven Pinker, Noam Chomsky, Marvin Minsky, and Others Discuss the Roots of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience


Excellent and educational discussion, part of the MIT150 celebration of symposia in 2011, honoring the past and looking to the future, and organized by MIT scholars around topics of interest to them and others in their academic or research communities.


Steven Pinker, Noam Chomsky, Marvin Minsky, and Others Discuss the Roots of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience
Moderator: Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

* Emilio Bizzi, MIT Institute Professor; Founding Member, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
* Sydney Brenner, Senior Distinguished Fellow, Crick-Jacobs Center, Salk Institute
 for Biological Studies
* Noam Chomsky, MIT Institute Professor, Emeritus; Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
* Marvin Minsky, Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Emeritus, MIT

* Barbara H. Partee PhD '65, Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


* Patrick H. Winston '65 SM '67 PhD '70, Ford Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, MIT
; Principal Investigator, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Chairman and Co-founder, Ascent Technology

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