Technology is rapidly changing the face of society. What awaits us in our technological future? For example, should there be an upper limit on technological innovations to extend our lifespans or redesign our minds? Could artificial intelligence (AI) surpass human-level intelligence? Should we merge with AI, as futurists like Elon Musk envision, and is that even scientifically possible?
We seek to answer important questions like these at the Center for the Future Mind, a multi-disciplinary hub located in the Gruber Sandbox where thought leaders in areas such as philosophy, complex systems, AI, and neuroscience come together to analyze vital scientific, societal, and ethical issues. With world-famous thought leaders, a major media profile, and regular presentations to Congress and their staff, the Center aims to enhance our understanding of the future of intelligence.
The center is directed by Susan Schneider, the William F. Dietrich Distinguished Professor at FAU and former NASA Chair and Distinguished Scholar at the Library of Congress.
Ben Goertzel speaking at Center Mindfest 2023
Stephen Wolfram speaking at Center Mindfest 2023
Eliezer Yudkowsky discusses his rationale for ceasing the development of Als more sophisticated than GPT-4.
Yoshua Bengio speaking at Center for the Future Mind
Mark Bailey, Ph.D. - Center Distinguished Senior Fellow on Artificial Intelligence, Complexity and Risk named Homeland Security Today’s “Trailblazers 23"
Kilian and Mark Bailey in Futures on Differential AI Risk and the Problem of Control
Futurism article about Center Fellow Dr. Mark Bailey's Paper on the Fermi Paradox
Member Lenore Blum spearheads open letter calling for AI consciousness research in Large Language Models
FAU Mindfest 2023 Marks Grand Opening of Center for the Future Mind
What is consciousness? ChatGPT and advanced AI might redefine our answer
The Center receives research gift from Cisco Systems
Garrett Mindt interviewed in Inverse: The wildest sci-fi movie on Netflix reveals a way to hack your brain
Susan Schneider and Jonathan Birch, "Investigating Nonhuman Consciousness"
Center for the Future Mind Welcomes Two New Postdocs to the Sandbox, the Lab and the Center
Post-doc Rachel St. Clair keynotes AGI in Seattle
Schneider interview at BBC World News
Psychedelics, Impulsivity, and Brain Stimulation with Dr. Heather Berlin
It's alive! How belief in AI sentience is becoming a problem
Cortex is the organ of mind.
Contents Twenty Years Later: The Surprising Greater Implications of A New Kind of Science
Initiative sponsored by the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and the FAU Brain Institute.