James Olds, Director Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University; James Albus, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
John Holland, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Computer Science and Engineering
University of Michigan
Professor and member of the Board of Trustees
Santa Fe Institute
MacArthur Fellow and a Fellow of the World Economic Forum
Books: “Models of Innovation”, “Emergence: From Chaos to Order”, and “Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity”.
Professor of Economics and Law
George Mason University
President, IFREE (International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics)
Manager, Cognitive Computing Group
IBM’s Almaden Research Center
Chair, IBM’s 2006 Almaden Institute on Cognitive Computing
Co-chaired Cognitive Computing 2007
University of California, Berkeley
Washington University (St. Louis) School of Medicine
Research: Uses functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to study human brain organization and function in health and disease.
University of Wisconsin
Professor of Psychiatry
Distinguished Chair of Consciousness Science
University of Wisconsin.
Research: Consciousness and its neural substrates and sleep and its functions.
Recipient of the NIH Director Pioneer Award
Morning Moderator: Rob Shumaker, PhD
Great Ape Trust
Lead scientist and director of the Orangutan Research Program
Great Ape Trust of Iowa – a world-class scientific research center dedicated to studying great ape intelligence, culture, tool use and language.
George Bekey, PhD - “The Promise and Problems of Robot Intelligence”
Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
Founder of the Robotics Research
University of Southern California
Research: Includes robotic systems multi-robot cooperation and human-robot interaction.
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