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Convergence: Information, evolution, and intelligent design

Join cognitive scientist and philosopher Daniel Dennett to explore the concept of information

Daniel Dennett in 2008
Mathias Schindler via Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Daniel_dennett_Oct2008.JPG

Event description

The concept of information is fundamental to all areas of science, and ubiquitous in daily life in the Internet Age. However, it is still not well understood despite being recognised for more than 40 years. In this talk, Daniel Dennett will explore steps towards a unified theory of information, through common threads in evolution, learning, and engineering.This event will be the first in a series on the theme of 'Convergence', exploring the links between neuroscience, philosophy and artificial intelligence. Look out for more events later in the year.We are grateful for the help of the Real Time Club in organising this event.

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About the speaker

Daniel Dennett is known as one the most important philosophers of our time, with controversial and thought-provoking arguments about human consciousness, free will, and human evolution.

He is also a writer and cognitive scientist, using neuroscience, linguistics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and psychology to inform his philosophy, particularly his philosophies relating to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.

 

Filming

This event will be filmed and availble to watch on the Ri Channel a few weeks after it has finished.