“AI is achievable,” Oxford physicist David Deutsch states, “but it will take more than computer science and neuroscience to develop machines that think like humans.” The field of AI, more properly called Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), was born with great promise and excitement more than six decades ago. Since then, very little progress has been made, even though there has been enormous improvement in computing technologies and techniques. The issue, experts think, is that the problems of AGI are not merely technical; they require novel approaches to understanding and defining concepts concerning mind and intelligence. Precisely because of that, AGI is a field to which many diverse sciences contribute, with philosophy underlying everything.
The Bilkent Philosophy Society invites you to Artificial Intelligence Day on April 20 to learn about and discuss various issues and developments in this ever-growing field. The event will kick off with opening remarks by Prof. Varol Akman (Chair of the Department of Philosophy), a renowned expert, and continue with many important speakers from Bilkent and METU, in fields from computer science to philosophy. Everyone is welcome to attend.