Origins of Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, 7 November 2007 - 5:00pm6:30pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Origins of Artificial Intelligence

Manuel De Landa

Professor, Graduate School of Architecture
Columbia University

Manuel De Landa, philosopher and science writer, is known for his work on nonlinear dynamics, theories of self-organization, artificial life and intelligence, chaos theory, architecture, and history of science. He began his career as an independent filmmaker, and went on to become a computer programmer and artist before emerging as one of the leading theorists of the electronic age.

Among Prof. De Landa’s books are War in the Age of Intelligent Machines, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History, and Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy.