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2013-04-17

Dr. Marty Wolf to deliver April 25 Honors Council Lecture

Dr. Marty J. Wolf, a professor of computer science at Bemidji State University, will deliver an Honors Council Lecture on artificial general intelligence (AGI) and the scientific and ethical challenges faced by engineers when building machines with it.

Wolf’s presentation, “Challenges for Artificial General Intelligence Compound its Ethical Challenges,” will be held on Apr. 25 at 7 p.m. in Hagg Sauer 112 on the Bemidji State campus.

Honors Council Lectures are open to the public free of charge.

Wolf holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and computer science from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a doctorate in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In addition to over 25 years of experience teaching undergraduate computer science, he has engaged in a variety of collaborative research, including research in theoretical computer science, graph theory, computer ethics and bioinformatics. Wolf’s current work focuses primarily on information ethics and the philosophy of information and computation. He will be presenting work in this area at two different conferences this summer. In addition, he has been invited to give a keynote address at the Computer Ethics, Philosophical Enquiry conference in Lisbon, Portugal, this July.

The Honors Council Lecture Series is hosted by the Bemidji State University Honors Council. The council is the advisory group to the honors program comprised of 12 faculty members from each of the University’s colleges. Student representatives are also elected to the council by their cohorts for one-year terms.

For more information about the Honors Council Lecture Series, please contact the honors program at (218) 755-3984.


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