Dan Dennett, Michael Gazzaniga, and Marin Gazzaniga present Caught in the Pulpit

In this special event, part of SFI’s 2017 Community Lecture Series, actors present select scenes from Marin Gazzaniga’s play, followed by discussion with cognitive scientist and philosopher Dennett (an SFI external professor) and Michael S. Gazzaniga, a cognitive neuroscientist (and the playwright’s...

Machine Learning and Social Norms: A Community Lecture by Michael Kearns

Kearns is a professor in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania, where he holds the National Center Chair. He has secondary appointments in the Department of Economics, and in the departments of Statistics and Operations, Information, and Decisions in the Wharton...

The Unlikely Power of Uncertainty and Contradiction

Math is often thought of as a discipline of certainty and consistency — of black and white, zeroes and ones. But in reality, mathematics is full of uncertainty and contradiction. In this talk, mathematician and author Jordan Ellenberg discusses how this gray area provides us with powerful tools...

Ulam Lectures 2016 - Seth Lloyd - Collapse and Re-birth

The Information Edge: Creation and Destruction in Life, the Economy, and the Universe SFI’s popular Ulam Lecture Series -- now in its 24th year – features two talks that explore the Information Edge, the principle underlying both the creation and destruction of our universe’s complex...