Condensed version of new course offered, April 22
Posted April 13, 2006; 03:44 p.m.
Members of the University community are invited to attend a one-day
alumni symposium titled "Human Self-Identity in the Age of Neuroscience
and Artificial Intelligence" from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday,
Presented by the Alumni Association, the symposium is based on an undergraduate course that has been offered since fall 2004. The course looks at how advances in science and technology are changing people's conception of what it means to be human, and how these changes are affecting the economy, medicine and many other aspects of society. Lectures and readings are provided by more than 20 professors drawn from the natural and social sciences, the humanities and engineering.
The course is coordinated by Daniel Osherson, the Henry R. Luce Professor of Information Technology, Consciousness and Culture. For the alumni seminar, he and 12 of the faculty involved will provide a condensed version of the material covered and be available for follow-up discussion.
Registration is required for this seminar. For more information, including a schedule and location, contact Kaitlin Lutz.