Watson Lecture - Causality: From Aristotle to Zebrafish
What causes what? If correlation does not equal causation, then how can we untangle the “why” behind processes that regulate the brain, the climate, or the economy? And how does this apply to the development of artificial intelligences (AIs)? Eberhardt’s lecture will start with a tour of the philosophical foundations of causality and end with the discovery of neural connections in the brains of zebrafish larvae.
This event is free; no tickets or reservations are required. A minimum of 700 seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Reserved section tickets are available to members of The Friends of Beckman Auditorium and the Caltech Associates, and to Caltech alumni.
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