Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

Can Machines Learn Like Humans?

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 6:30 – 7:45 pm.
  • Online. Registration Required by 9/11.
  • “Artificial intelligence has pervaded our lives, from computer vision to ChatGPT, but how effectively can machines emulate human thought? Some machines have gotten impressively good at predicting outcomes, yet the ability to truly reason and ask ‘what if’ remains elusive. This event discusses the next frontier at the intersection of natural and artificial intelligence.” More information here.

Anne Johnson – Mexico in Orbit: Modernity, Nationality and Satellite Fetishism

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 10 – 11:30 am.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “The launch of the first Mexican telecommunications satellite system in 1985, linked to the flight of the country’s first astronaut, sparked a wave of popular interest in outer space and space technology as an indicator of Mexican modernity but waned when the space sector seemed to stagnate. However, the creation of the Mexican Space Agency in 2010 amid a global space boom has inspired a new generation of space enthusiasts. The talk traces the history of satellites in Mexico as fetishized infrastructural assemblages that condense global contradictions, national pride, and individual subjectivities.” More information here.

Below the Belt: The Last Health Taboo Screening

  • Thursday, September 14, 2023, 5:30 – 8 pm.
  • William Black Medical Research Building (Alumni Auditorium), Medical School Campus. Registration required.
  • “Through the lens of four patients urgently searching for answers to mysterious symptoms, the film exposes widespread problems in our healthcare systems. From societal taboos and gender bias to misinformed doctors and profit-driven health care, the film reveals how millions are effectively silenced and how, by fighting back, they can improve health care for everyone. The screening is followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.” More information here.

CSC Workshop: Computing Across Disciplines

  • Friday, September 15, 2023, 12 – 2 pm.
  • 516 Milstein + Online. Registration required.
  • Several speakers across various fields discuss the impact of computer science in seemingly disparate fields—from law to physics to data science. Each block is about 30-45 minutes as the speaker unpacks these relationships. More information here.

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