Symposium on Brian Cantwell Smith’s The Promise of Artificial Intelligence: Reckoning and Judgment (MIT Press, 2019)

December 5, 2019
The New School for Social Research

The Kellen Auditorium at the New School, Room N101 at 66th 5th Ave.
New York
United States

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The New School
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Barnard College
University of Pittsburgh


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Brian Cantwell Smith's new book is a Heidegger- and Haugeland-inspired critique of artificial intelligence that aims to delimit what AI can, and cannot, tell us about the nature of the mind and its place in the world. At this afternoon symposium, we will introduce and critically discuss the central theses of Smith's book, with Smith present to respond and participate in the conversation.  

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2pm: Zed Adams (New School for Social Research), Opening Comments

2:10pm: Joseph Lemelin (New School for Social Research), Book Overview 

2:40pm: Taylor Carman (Columbia University), Comments on Smith Moderated by Kevin Temple (University of Toronto)  

4:30pm: Mazviita Chirimuuta, (University of Pittsburgh), Comments on Smith Moderated by Jake Browning (Berggruen)  

The symposium is free and open to the public. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email Zed Adams at [email protected]

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