Duquesne Phenomenology Symposium on AI with Alva Noë

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Alva Noë (University of California at Berkeley) Online and In-Person at The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University, 18-19 April.

The organisers warmly invite you to participate in the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center at Duquesne University’s 42nd Annual Phenomenology Symposium “Entanglement and Style: Philosophy and the Fantasy of AI” with Prof. Alva Noë of the University of California at Berkeley on April 18 and 19, 2024.

The recent rise of ChatGPT offers only the latest example of how human life is becoming ever more intertwined with Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center’s 2024 Symposium thus seeks to critically investigate the new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting made possible by AI. What possibilities of lived experience emerge with AI? Does AI enrich or diminish our engagement with ourselves, others, and the world? How does reality itself appear differently within a horizon permeated by AI? In this new AI-saturated lifeworld, do we become more human, less human, or differently human?

To help us reflect on these questions and others, Prof. Noë, the author of The Entanglement: How Art and Philosophy Make Us What We Are (Princeton, 2023), as well as Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2009) and several other books on the nature of mind, art, AI, and the philosophy of baseball—will help us investigate the relationship of human experience to AI today.

Learn more and register here.


The schedule is as follows.

  • April 18th at 2 pm, Seminar on The Entanglement Ch. 6 “The Aesthetic Predicament”
  • April 19th at 10 am, Seminar on The Entanglement Ch. 4 “Styles of Seeing”
  • April 19th at 3 pm, Public Lecture on “Making Meaning, Finding Style: AI’s Challenge”

The organisers hope you can join them either in person or online. Attendance at the seminar is free of charge. Please contact the organisers at [email protected] with any questions, and please feel free to circulate this invitation to anyone you think might be interested.