Adventure Science Center invites you to join us for a series of informal discussions on current issues in science. Whether tackling how science can solve global problems or help us to understand how the universe works, these gatherings are NOT lectures. They are an opportunity for you to share your opinions, ideas and thoughts with other science lovers and to meet local scientists in a fun, casual setting. So grab a cup of coffee and let's chat! All Science Cafe events are free and open to the public.
Schedule: Join us on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Locations may vary.
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Next Science Cafe:
Thursday, Sept. 18
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence: Will machines be intelligent someday?
Speakers: Dr. Alan Peters, Vanderbilt University, and David Peters, CEO, Universal Robotics
Join Vanderbilt professor Dr. Alan Peters who will debate his brother David Peters, Chief Executive of Universal Robotics, on whether it will be possible for machines to be intelligent in the future. Dr. Peters invented a technique for machines to learn that is currently used on the NASA Humanoid robot, deployed to the International Space Station. Mr. Peters’s company, Nashville-based Universal Robotics, sells 3D learning software that makes industrial machines more flexible.
Thursday, Oct. 16
The Aging Brain: Innovative Ideas in Cognition & Care
Thursday, Nov. 20
An Astronaut's Story: Space and Beyond
Speaker: Dr. Rhea Seddon, former NASA astronaut
No Science Café in December