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Artificial Intelligence (AI), Emotional Intelligence (EI), and Spiritual Intelligence (SI) : Efficient and sustainable engagement with mind and machines.

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When AI claims to have become the essential horsepower to drive unprecedented technological innovations, many unsettling questions have surfaced. What does it mean to be intelligent? Where do our emotions stand? In this race between mind and machines--where lies the spiritual plane of conscious living, meaning, and purpose in life? In this discussion, we ponder over these and many, from the lens of ancient yoga wisdom. 

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Date: Friday, June 9 @ 7:15 pm

Location: Havana, GCC, 750 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA

Event Schedule

7:15 - 8:00 pm - Vegetarian Dinner & Networking

8:00 - 9:00 pm - Talk on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Emotional Intelligence (EI), and Spiritual Intelligence (SI) : Efficient and sustainable engagement with mind and machines.

Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Himanshu Asnani is an author, translator, and researcher.

Previously he held full-time faculty appointment in the School of Technology and Computer Science (STCS) at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai and visiting appointments at the University of Washington-Seattle, Stanford University, and IIT Bombay. His research interests in academia included artificial intelligence, machine learning, information theory and statistics. He had received his B.Tech. from IIT Bombay (IIT JEE Mains All India Rank 4, IIT JEE Screening All India Rank 1) and M.S. and PhD from Stanford University, all in Electrical Engineering. After his post-graduation he worked in Corporate America (Ericsson Silicon Valley) following which he got involved in some of his edu-startups (currently Aveti Learning) which especially focussed on fostering education in underprivileged areas with minimal access to English, Internet, and Electricity. His awards include Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award, Amazon Catalyst Fellowship and Bronze Medalist in the International Chemistry Olympiad.

A connoisseur of literature, linguistics, and classical music, he actively researches in the areas of philosophy, social psychology, and history, sharing the found wisdom with community, corporate and university audiences. He is also involved in English and vernacular translation of ancient Sanskrit wisdom texts.

His debut work in fiction, Horizons, released in May 2023 by Hachette India, is a collection of short stories on life’s fundamental questions.

His next work—a historical novel set in 16th century Mughal India—is coming-of-age saga of love, war, escape, and self-discovery against the backdrop of bhakti renaissance.

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