Thought Experiments: An Inexpensive Tour of the Entire Universe

Speaker:  Sundar Vedantham – Allentown, PA, United States
Topic(s):  Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural language processing


Is there a connection between the COVID-19 pandemic, four students who skipped a class to watch a movie, Greek philosopher Socrates, and a clock tower in Switzerland? Yes, these are all involved in various thought experiments floating around in this universe. Based on a book the author has published, this lecture will introduce a wide range of such thought experiments while focusing on the ones related to STEM. The book covers areas such as economics, ethics, physics, mathematics, medicine, democracy, artificial intelligence and machine learning. If required, the lecture can be tailored to match the interests of hosting organizations so that it is more relevant to the attending audience. Book details can be found at to get a better idea of the range of topics covered

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  15
Duration:  60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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