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Exploring Ultimate Questions About the Future of the Mind

The Center For the Future Mind explores scientific and philosophical innovations to achieve a richer understanding of emerging technologies and the future of the mind.

Susan Schneider, Ph.D., leads this effort as founding director of the center. Schneider is the William F. Dietrich distinguished professor of philosophy in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, and a member of FAU’s Brain Institute. Elan Barenholtz, Ph.D., is associate director of the center. Barenholtz is an associate professor in the department of psychology in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, co-director of the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Lab and co-founder of the Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox, an artificial intelligence lab on FAU’s Boca Raton campus.

Center members collaborate with faculty throughout the university, including FAU’s Brain Institute, Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering, the department of philosophy, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and more.

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Susan Schneider
Who Wants to Be a Cyborg?

Schneider interview in Scientific American Read More

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Understanding Consciousness from a Physiological Perspective

A Dialogue with L. Andrew Coward Interviewers: Rachel St. Clair, Susan Schneider, Ph.D., and Elan Barenholtz, Ph.D. Editing assistance by William Edward Hahn, Ph.D. Read More

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On Consciousness: Science and Subjectivity

Scientific American Interview with Center Member, Bernard Baars Read More

Andrea miller
Researching the World Around Us

It may not seem intuitive, but technology has a way of reinforcing the racism Read More

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Climate Change Action? It's Not The Data That's Missing, It's Our Ability To Imagine.

As the climate change debate continues, in communities all over the world, we must ask ourselves ... Read More

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Artificial General Intelligence 2021

Conference Report: Artificial General Intelligence 2021 Conference, San Francisco, Calif. Oct. 15-18, 2021 Read More


Stephen Wolfram
How Human is Consciousness?
Stuart Russell
Human Compatible AI

Initiative sponsored by the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and the FAU Brain Institute.