20/20 Visions of the Future
Professional Workshops

Darwinism and Artificial Intelligence

Convened by:

Daniel C. Dennett
Director, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University; Author, Conciousness Explained


  • Intentionality


Rodney Brooks
Director, Mobile Robots, MIT

Murray Gell-Mann
Nobel Physicist; Co-Founder, Santa Fe Institute; Author, The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and Complex

David Haig
Fellow, Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology

Danny Hills
Founder, Thinking Machines

Douglas Hofstadter
Cognitive Scientist; Pultitzer Prize-winning Author, Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

John Holland
Associate Director, Logic of Computation Group, University of Michigan

Kevin Kelly
Executive Editor, Wired; Author, Out of Control: The Rise of Neo-Biological Civilization

Patricia Maes
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, The Media Lab, MIT

Bruce Mazlish
Professor of History, MIT; Author, The Fourth Disconttinuity: The Co-evolution of Humans and Machines

Marvin Minsky
Japan Prize Recipient; Co-Founder, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT; Author, The Society of Mind

Hans Moravec
Director, Mobile Robot Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

Seymour Papert
LEGO Professor of Learning Research, MIT; Co-Director, Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT

Oliver Selfridge
Computer Scientist, Lincoln Laboratory, MIT; Creator, "Pandemonium" model



Microbial Threats and Global Society

Computer Power and Engineering Research and Technological Innovation

Human Rights and Humanitarian Emergencies

Beyond Beijing: The Global Empowerment of Women

Darwinism and Artificial Intelligence

Transportation and the Environment: A Global Perspective

Genetic Engineering and Our Humanness

The Future of Telecommunications

Prospects for Democractic Reform in the Former Soviet Union

Implications of the Globalization of Financial Markets and Financial Institutions

Development Banks, Private Investment and Poverty Reduction

Biotechnology and Animal Research

Art, Science and Technology: Concerning Our Reflection

The Future of Africa

Benefits of Space