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Saturday, September 2 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
From Nanotechnology to Quantum Computing: The Limits of Strong AI

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In this panel we will look toward the future of artificial intelligence. What new ways of thinking, what new technologies, what new views of reality might bring sentient constructs to life? A few computer theorists, notably Raymond Kurtzweil, Eric Drexler, and David Deutsch are setting the stage for a new world to come.

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Robert Zelenka

With an academic background in philosophy, physics, and mathematics, Robert Zelenka explores the possibilities of machine consciousness from the perspectives of both algorithmic and structural design. The advent of quantum computers and their potential ability to achieve affective... Read More →

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Lee Cannon

Communications Specialist, NC Space Grant
Lee Cannon is a writer and communications professional living in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Since her high school days reading novel after novel of the Star Wars series, as well as stumble-upons like Clifford D. Simak's "A Choice of Gods," Lee has had an interest in the... Read More →
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Tilak Hewagama

Tilak Hewagama is a Planetary Scientist with the Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland. His research areas include the role of radiation, molecules and particulates in solar system atmospheres. It is remarkable that natural processes at molecular levels regulate planetary... Read More →
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Peggy Zelenka

Peggy Zelenka’s research as a molecular cell biologist focused on the biological nanomachines present in living cells. Four decades of research at the National Institutes of Health were framed by considerations of cell formation through the interaction and integration of non-living... Read More →

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Karina DarJuan

Director of Pop Culture, Escape VelocityAssistant Curator, Museum of Science FictionCurrently studying "Film and Fashion Makeup Design" at New Image College, Vancouver BC

Saturday September 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
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