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Fall 2018 Events

4th Annual Creative Activities & Research Symposium at Cal Poly Pomona features:

Artificial Intelligence: Principles, Technologies, Breakthroughs, Impacts and Challenges, Albert Fattal,  STS Major;     August 16th, 9:30 am, University Library

Abstract: The twenty-first century has witnessed a tremendous growth in computing technology. Artificial Intelligence is one of the most important aspects of Information Technology that has received a boost due to this growth. Computers and their accessories have become increasingly cheaper, allowing more people to participate in the evolution of the technology. The interest to develop machines with human-like thinking capabilities began in the mid-twentieth century with the invention of the Turing machine. Since then, engineers, scientists, and software programmers have successfully created programs and algorithms that enable machines to act autonomously. The future presents a vast array of possibilities, mainly spurred by advances in technology and contribution to the field. An often asked question is whether future AI will be capable of developing sentient thoughts. This research explores the principles, supporting technologies, breakthroughs, and impacts of AI technology in modern society.

Winter 2018 Events

The Cal Poly History Department hosts:

From the Cold War to the Space Race: Science, Technology, and Society in Southern California
The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Southern California
February 10th, 2018

Spring 2017 Events

The Cal Poly History Department, History Club, and Science, Technology, and Society Program present:

Merchants of Doubt:  How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Film screening, May 2, 2017, 7-9pm in Building 5, Room 255.  Special Guest:  Historian and author Erik M. Conway


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