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Video: Gary Marcus on smart machines and what they can still learn from people

March 21, 2016 11:17 a.m.

For nearly half a century, artificial intelligence (AI) has been more science fiction than science: exciting, possible, but just out of reach. And despite significant advances, “strong AI” in many ways remains elusive. 

During an SFI Community Lecture Tuesday evening, March 15 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, best-selling author and entrepreneur Gary Marcus provided a cognitive scientist's perspective on AI. What have we learned? What are we still struggling with? Perhaps most compelling, is there anything programmers of AI can still learn from studying the science of human cognition?

Watch the video of Marcus's talk (66 minutes, March 15, 2016)

Gary Marcus is professor of psychology and neural science at NYU and CEO and co-founder of the recently-formed Geometric Intelligence, Inc. His books include the New York Times best-seller Guitar Zero. He blogs for The New Yorker and is co-editor of the just-released collection The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists.

SFI’s 2016 Community Lecture series is made possible with generous underwriting from Thornburg Investment Management, with additional support from The Lensic Performing Arts Center

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