Meet the Leaders of the MPCR

William Edward Hahn, Ph.D.

Founder and Principal Investigator (PI)
Assistant Professor
Program Director of the Future of Intelligence Initiative

Susan Schneider, Ph.D.

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Distinguished Professor
Director of the Center for Future Mind

Elan Barenholtz, Ph.D.

Founder and Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Associate Professor
Associate Director of the Center for Future Mind

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Education Awards

Ph.D. Student Michael Ostroff Attends Prestigious Wolfram Innovative Technology Summer School

Michael Ostroff, a physics Ph.D. student in FAU’s Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory and the Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox, landed a coveted position at the Wolfram Summer School this year.

Education Awards

Congratulations Morgan Benavidez on Earning a National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship for his M.S. in AI at FAU

Congratulations to Mr. Morgan Benavidez on receiving the prestegious, National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM Scholarship Award! Over 36 students applied for these scholarships with 7 of the most highly qualified recieving them. We are proud of you for being one of the seven recipients. -- Stella Batalama, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Is Artificial General Intelligence too Dangerous to Build? Eliezer Yudkowsky discusses his rationale for ceasing the development of Als more sophisticated than GPT-4

An open letter published on March 22, 2023 calls for Al labs to immediately pause for at least 6 months the training of Al systems more powerful than GPT-4. In response, Yudkowsky argues that this proposal does not do enough to protect us from the risks of losing control of superintelligent AI. Join us for an interactive Q&A with Yudkowsky about Al Safety! Dr. Mark Bailey of National Intelligence University will moderate the discussion.


Synthesizing Existence: ALife, AI, and the Fermi Paradox

The intersection of artificial life (ALife), artificial intelligence (AI), and the Fermi Paradox presents a unique opportunity to explore the synthesis of existence from both terrestrial and extraterrestrial perspectives. The “Synthesizing Existence: ALife, AI, and the Fermi Paradox Workshop” aims to bring together experts from diverse fields, including astrobiology, AI research, ALife, and philosophy, to delve into the challenges and opportunities arising from our understanding of life and intelligence in the universe.

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