New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

NYU’s Horn to Deliver “The Co-Evolution of Humans and Machines”— Sept. 24

September 4, 2012
2

Paul Horn, New York University’s senior vice provost for research and former IBM executive, will deliver, “The Co-Evolution of Humans and Machines,” on Monday, September 24, 5 p.m. at NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East/enter at 31 Washington Place).

The event is free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 212.998.8100 or email ken.kidd@nyu.edu for more information. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street).

Horn, who came to NYU as a distinguished scientist in residence in 2007, was previously senior vice president of the IBM Corporation and its executive director of research. Under his leadership, IBM Research produced a string of technological breakthroughs, including the chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue, the world’s first copper chip, the giant magneto-resistive head, strained silicon, which allows chips to run up to 35 times faster, and BlueGene, the world’s fastest supercomputer.

A number of well-known scientists and technologists say we are on the verge of a “singularity”—a transition in evolution from life as we know it to a post-biological future, bringing an end to the “human era.” The boldest of these “singularitarians” predict that the epoch will arrive in less than 30 years. Horn’s lecture will outline this line of evolutionary thought while separating fact from fiction.

Reporters wishing to attend must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

 

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
NYUToday-feature, Research, Arts and Science, College of Arts and Science, Faculty, Around the Square

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: James Devitt | (212) 998-6808

NYU’s Horn to Deliver “The Co-Evolution of Humans and Machines”— Sept. 24

Paul Horn, NYU’s senior vice provost for research and former IBM executive, will deliver, “The Co-Evolution of Humans and Machines,” on Monday, September 24, 5 p.m. at Jurow Lecture Hall in Silver Center.


Search News



NYU In the News

NYU Offers Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

The Wall Street Journal reported that NYU will begin offering scholarship aid to undocumented students for the school year beginning next September.

NYU Adopts Lean LaunchPad Program to Teach Entrepreneurship

Startup guru Steve Blank, in a Huffington Post blog, described how NYU adopted the Lean LaunchPad model to teach entrepreneurship to students and faculty at NYU.

Biology Professor Jane Carlton Examines Wastewater for the City’s Microbiome

The New York Times’ Science Times column “Well” profiled Biology Professor Jane Carlton and her research project to sequence microbiome of New York City by examining wastewater samples.

Steinhardt Professors Use a Play as Therapy

The New York Times wrote about a play written by Steinhardt Music Professor Robert Landy about the relationship between Adjunct Professor Cecilia Dintino, a clinical psychologist in the Drama Therapy Program, and a patient, former Broadway actress Jill Powell.

NYU Public Health Experts Urge Strengthening Local Health Systems to Combat Ebola

Dean Cheryl Healton of the Global Institute of Public Health and Public Health Professor Christopher Dickey wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post saying international health agencies need to strengthen their presence in countries at the local level to prevent future ebola outbreaks.

NYU Footer