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Exploring Ultimate Questions About the Future of Intelligence

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.

Press Coverage

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Wall Street Journal: Artificial Intelligence Needs Guardrails and Global Cooperation

Risks abound when the internet becomes a playpen for thousands, perhaps millions, of artificial intelligence systems.
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Beyond our Consciousness: Aliens, Animals, Infants, & AI

Claudia Passos, Garrett Mindt and Carlos Montemayor talk about aliens, animals, infants, and AI.
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Center for the future mind has its GRAND OPENING conference: Mindfest 2023.

The Center convened world-famous thought leaders, brought important conversations to the public and the media ...
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Big tech doesn’t want AI to become conscious

An interview with Susan Schneider ...
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Announcing our new blog, FutureMind.AI

Exploring the convergence of human and machine intelligence.
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"AI Shouldn’t Decide What’s True"

Published in Nautilus. Experts on why trusting artificial intelligence to give us the truth is a foolish bargain.
AI Workshop series

Synthesizing Existence: AI, ALife, and the Fermi Paradox Workshop

Video coming soon!

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Ben Goertzel speaking at Center Mindfest 2023

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Stephen Wolfram speaking at Center Mindfest 2023


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Eliezer Yudkowsky discusses his rationale for ceasing the development of Als more sophisticated than GPT-4.

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Yoshua Bengio speaking at Center for the Future Mind

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