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A vast amount of research has gone into the development of artificial intelligence, especially regarding how computers perceive and understand the “real” world. At the same time, great progress has been made in recent years in the understanding of the processes of human sensation and perception, as well as related aspects of human-computer interfaces such artificial sensory prostheses and virtual reality. This lecture presented by Patrick Conley, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, will examine the two separate lines of research together to discuss multiple aspects of this dual relationship. First, what do computers have to learn from human perception and related intelligence? How can what we already know about how humans process information lead to better computer processing and even artificial intelligence? Second, can computers improve on humanity? What are the long-term implications?
The 2022-2023 series is sponsored by the University Personnel Development Committee (Research and Creative Activities Grant) and presented by the College of Letters and Science.