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The question “Can machines think?” has shadowed computer science from its beginnings. Computers are becoming more powerful at an ever-increasing rate, but will they ever become conscious? Despite the ongoing success of applied Artificial Intelligence, the claims of Strong AI to duplicate human intelligence remains controversial. In this talk, Ahmed Raza talks about the impossibility of simulating human intelligence and elaborates mathematico-physical arguments to counter the claims of Strong AI. His talk will highlight the arguments and themes developed by the great English mathematical physicist and philosopher of science, Sir Roger Penrose against the proponents of Strong AI.
About the speaker: Prof. Ahmed Raza has a Masters and Mathematical Tripos from King’s College, Cambridge. He currently teaches at IBA, Karachi and has previously taught at McGill University, LUMS and other universities.