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Overinformativeness? Rationally Redundant Reference

featuring
Judith Degen
Linguistics Department

Monday, Apr. 23, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Referring is one of the most basic and prevalent uses of language. How do speakers choose from the wealth of ...


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Posted by Admin 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Science at AI Speed: Towards a Biomedical Air Traffic Control System

featuring
Jeff Shrager
Symbolic Systems Program

Monday, April 9, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
It's nice to know what your specific calling is, and to ...


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Posted by Admin 5 months, 4 weeks ago

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The Art of Design for Computer Music

featuring
Ge Wang
Music Department

Monday, Mar. 12, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
What is the nature, purpose, and meaning of design?  Why do we bother to design beautiful things ...


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Posted by Admin 5 months, 4 weeks ago

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Talk About Imperatives

featuring
Cleo Condoravdi
Linguistics Department

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:

Imperative sentences are used not only to command or prohibit, as is commonly assumed, but also to request, plead, offer, permit ...


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Posted by Admin 6 months, 1 week ago

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Law, Order, and Algorithms

featuring
Sharad Goel
Management Science and Engineering Department

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Data and algorithms are increasingly used in the criminal justice system, from tracking individuals with aerial cameras ...


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Posted by Admin 6 months, 1 week ago

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A New Theory of Bullshit
featuring
Laura Maguire
Philosophy Department

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
In his landmark essay “On Bullshit,” Harry Frankfurt offers the first philosophical analysis of bullshit. Unlike lying, where the ...


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Posted by Admin 7 months, 1 week ago

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The Message or the Messenger? Inferring Virality and Diffusion Structure from Online Petition Signature Data

featuring
Todd Davies
Symbolic Systems Program
(joint work with Chi Ling Chan, Justin Lai, and Bryan Hooi)

* NOTE: THIS IS A LAST MINUTE SCHEDULE CHANGE *

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
12 ...


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Posted by Admin 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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The End of Privacy

featuring
Michal Kosinski
Graduate School of Business

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
A growing proportion of human activities such as social interactions, entertainment, shopping, and gathering information are now mediated ...


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Posted by Admin 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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The 2017 Summer Projects Poster Fair
featuring
Student Summer Interns
Symbolic Systems Program

Monday, October 2, 2017
12:30-1:20 pm
Philosophy Courtyard (between Building 370 and Building 380)

SCHEDULE:

12:30 Welcome and Brief Poster Introductions

12:35 Poster Presentations:

Antonio Aguilar, "Smart Primer ...


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Posted by Admin 7 months, 3 weeks ago
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