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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

Robert Zelenka combines a lifelong passion for science fiction with an academic background in philosophy, physics, and mathematics.  His undergraduate studies at Rice University with the early pioneer of computer intelligence, John Alan Robinson, sparked in him a lasting interes... Read More →

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Lee Cannon

Lee Cannon is a writer and communications professional living in the District. Since her high school days reading novel after novel of the Star Trek and Star Wars series, as well as stumble-upons like Clifford D. Simak's "A Choice of Gods," Lee has had an interest in the possibil... 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 planeta... Read More →
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Peggy Zelenka

Peggy Zelenka is a molecular cell biologist whose research has focused on the nanomachines present in living cells.  The feasibility of strong artificial intelligence has intrigued her since her undergraduate days at Rice University, where she and her husband, Robert, studied wi... Read More →

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Karina DarJuan

Director of Pop Culture, Escape Velocity | Assistant Curator, Museum of Science Fiction

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