From Babbage to Musk: Promethean Visions of AI

Date of publication: 23. 4. 2024
Univerza v Novi Gorici, dvorec Lanthieri, Glavni trg 8, Vipava

University of Nova Gorica invites to the public lecture From Babbage to Musk: Promethean Visions of AI by Prof. Dr. Roberto Trotta (SISSA - School for Advanced Study in Trieste, Italy).

Lecture will take place on Tuesday, 14 May 2024, at 4 p.m. at the the Lanthieri mansion in Vipava.

Lecture will be in English.

From science to creativity, from business to ethics, from the humanities to education, almost all areas of human endeavour are being impacted, challenged and sometimes rapidly reshaped by Artificial Intelligence (AI), whose core aim is to build machines that can learn from experience, predict the future and adapt their response to changes in the environment. This talk will uncover the unsuspected origin of such a powerful idea - namely, celestial mechanics and Laplace’s demon - and explore its relevance for contemporary debates around the future of AI, and its role in science and society.