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Minds and machines: Creativity in humans and computers (Paul Thagard, Waterloo)
Thursday October 26, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event takes place on the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus.
Join guest speaker Paul Thagard, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Cognitive Science Program at the University of Waterloo, for a talk on creativity in humans and computers.
Prof. Thagard’s research is in the areas of philosophy of science and medicine, cognitive science, and philosophy of mind. His particular concentrations include coherence, analogy, decision making, conceptual change, theoretical neuroscience, explanatory reasoning, discovery and innovation, moral psychology, emotions and consciousness, and theories and explanations in biomedicine.
This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome!
Students attending talk will be reading Thagard, P. (2014). Creative intuition: How EUREKA results from three neural mechanisms. In L. M. Osbeck & B. S. Held (Eds.), Rational intuition: Philosophical roots, scientific investigations (pp. 287-306). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.