SPRING 2024 POLYMATHIC PIZZA SERIES

A Renaissance of the Renaissance

Our spring series will be loosely organized around the provocative and insightful anthology, Renaissance Futurities: Science, Art, Invention.  We will examine the lineage of Renaissance polymaths’ imaginings reflected in present (and future?) technologies and concerns, including misinformation, medicine, automatons and AI, and artistic endeavors.

Each spring session will be paired with an Ahmanson Lab workshop on a related topic.

 

Session 5:

Automatons and AI

automaton: a moving mechanical device made in imitation of a human being. Oxford Dictionary

AI: computer technology that allows something to be done in a way that is similar to the way a human would do it. Cambridge Dictionary

Guest discussants:

Curtis Fletcher, Ahmanson Lab

Heather Culbertson, Engineering

 

Event Date:  Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Event Time: 5pm to 6:30pm

Event Location: Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, Doheny Memorial Library, room 241

Menu: PIZZA

Contact information: Karin Huebner | khuebner@usc.edu | 310-985-5122

Hosted by: USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, April 16, 9pm

 

 

 


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