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BIOETHICS / TECHNOLOGY & ETHICS: Susan Schneider (UCONN), “The Mind Isn’t the Software of the Brain (Even if the Brain is Computational)”

Event time: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 4:00pm through 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Susan Schneider, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The University of Connecticut
Event description: 

“The Mind isn’t the Software of the Brain (Even if the Brain is Computational”

Susan Schneider’s work is on the nature of the self, which she examines from the vantage point of issues in philosophy of mind, applied ethics, philosophy of science, cognitive science, metaphysics, artificial intelligence (A.I.), astrobiology, and epistemology. The topics that Professor Schneider has written about most recently include the software approach to the mind, how the mathematical nature of physics undermines physicalism, A.I. ethics, and the nature of the person

The Technology and Ethics study group examines crucial societal, ethical, and public policy questions arising from the adoption of new technologies. Areas of interest include the benefits and ethical challenges posed by genomics, synthetic biology and artificial life, nanotechnology, neuropharmacology, neuroprosthetics and bionics, stem cell research, telemedicine, radical life extension, cryonics, information technology, virtual reality and augmented reality, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, and artificial intelligence.

Open to: 
General Public
Admission: 
Free