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We are a loose group of skeptics who meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month to learn and exchange ideas. Our presentation are on skeptical topics. All our welcome.

Learn more at our website - www.capeannskeptics.com

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Cape Ann Skeptics present Skeptics in the Pub

The Pilot House

On Tues, Aug, 21 guest speaker, Kyle Polich, will give a presentation entitled Skepticism in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Kyle says of his talk: Advancements in the field of artificial intelligence are undeniable. As Arthur C. Clark said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." While contemporary AI might not yet qualify as sufficiently advanced, it does seem to be converging in that direction. What should a non-expert know about the field to apply appropriate scientific skepticism? Let's cut through the hype and discuss how we evaluate the inevitable claims that machines can think. Kyle studied computer science and focused on artificial intelligence in grad school. His general interests range from obvious areas like statistics, machine learning, data viz, and optimization to data provenance, data governance, econometrics, and metrology.

Cape Ann Skeptics present Skeptics in the Pub

The Pilot House

On Tues, Aug, 21 guest speaker, Kyle Polich, will give a presentation entitled Skepticism in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Kyle says of his talk: Advancements in the field of artificial intelligence are undeniable. As Arthur C. Clark said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." While contemporary AI might not yet qualify as sufficiently advanced, it does seem to be converging in that direction. What should a non-expert know about the field to apply appropriate scientific skepticism? Let's cut through the hype and discuss how we evaluate the inevitable claims that machines can think. Kyle studied computer science and focused on artificial intelligence in grad school. His general interests range from obvious areas like statistics, machine learning, data viz, and optimization to data provenance, data governance, econometrics, and metrology.

Cape Ann Skeptics present Skeptics in the Pub

The Pilot House

On Tues, Aug, 21 guest speaker, Kyle Polich, will give a presentation entitled Skepticism in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Kyle says of his talk: Advancements in the field of artificial intelligence are undeniable. As Arthur C. Clark said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." While contemporary AI might not yet qualify as sufficiently advanced, it does seem to be converging in that direction. What should a non-expert know about the field to apply appropriate scientific skepticism? Let's cut through the hype and discuss how we evaluate the inevitable claims that machines can think. Kyle studied computer science and focused on artificial intelligence in grad school. His general interests range from obvious areas like statistics, machine learning, data viz, and optimization to data provenance, data governance, econometrics, and metrology.

Cape Ann Skeptics present Skeptics in the Pub

The Pilot House

On Tues, Aug, 21 guest speaker, Kyle Polich, will give a presentation entitled Skepticism in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Kyle says of his talk: Advancements in the field of artificial intelligence are undeniable. As Arthur C. Clark said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." While contemporary AI might not yet qualify as sufficiently advanced, it does seem to be converging in that direction. What should a non-expert know about the field to apply appropriate scientific skepticism? Let's cut through the hype and discuss how we evaluate the inevitable claims that machines can think. Kyle studied computer science and focused on artificial intelligence in grad school. His general interests range from obvious areas like statistics, machine learning, data viz, and optimization to data provenance, data governance, econometrics, and metrology.

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Cape Ann Skeptics present Skeptics in the Pub

The Pilot House

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