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Watch Stephanie Dick’s¬†compelling talk on how the concept of the “human” has changed in artificial intelligence research from the Cold War¬†era to the present. Dr. Dick argues that the early research “sought to explicitly reproduce human faculties in machines.” Today, however, replicating “human” properties is secondary to the pursuit of enhancing the computational and predictive capabilities of AI systems.

Dr. Dick’s lecture, titled, “Making Up Minds: Thinking With, About and For Humans,” was given on April 4th, 2018 at the University of King’s College, Halifax, NS. Her talk was the final lecture in the “Automatons: From Ovid to AI” public lecture series.

Dr. Dick is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

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