Special Event - Education & Cognition Public Lecture

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The McMaster Alumni Association is pleased to co-sponsor a public lecture as part of the McMaster Symposium on Education and Cognition run by the department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour.

Join us for a thought provoking lecture followed by a panel discussion.  This lecture is free and is open to the Hamilton community.

The Age of Information: Preparing for the tsunami

We have entered an information age that will enhance human cognition
and affect jobs, lives and education. It will have as profound an impact on society as
the industrial revolution had 250 years ago by enhancing human physical power.
The timetable for this transformation will be much more rapid than the industrial
revolution: It took 100 years for the world to adapt to machines; the information
age is already happening and will play out over the next few decades.

Terry Sejnowski is a scientist for all seasons. Trained as a theoretical physicist,
he was a pioneer in the neural network revolution and trailblazed a new
computational approach to understanding brain function. He holds the Francis
Crick Chair at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, a Distinguished Professor at the University of California at San Diego and is a member of the National Academy of
Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of
Engineering
.

For more information on the McMaster Symposium on Education & Cognition and to register for the workshops and the presentations please click here and register through their online system

Thursday, July 27, 2017
5:30 pm - light snacks
6:00 pm - lecture
7:00 pm - panel discussion
7:45 pm - reception

McMaster University, MDCL 1110