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Three L.A.S.E.R. talks: Large language models, Bio-realities, The Sleep-deprived Brain

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This evening will feature three presentations:

 - Michal Kosinski (Stanford Univ) on "Theory of Mind Might Have Spontaneously Emerged in Large Language Models"

- Amy Karle (Media Artist and Futurist) on "Digital Dreams and Bio-realities: Reimagining Humanity Through Art and Technology"

- Eti Ben Simon (UC Berkeley) on "The Emotional Brain in a Sleepless World"

Show up in person at LiKaShing building - Room LK130 or register here to attend remotely:

Amy Karle is an internationally award-winning ultra-contemporary artist specializing in emerging and exponential technologies. She creates new, hybridized forms of art synthesizing physical, biological, and computational systems. She employs science and tech tools to create expertly crafted, emotionally engaging, intellectually stimulating artworks that offer a glimpse into the potential of technology to shape our future. She has exhibited worldwide.

Michal Kosinski is a psychologist and data scientist, a Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on studying humans through the lenses of digital footprints left behind while using digital platforms and devices. Previously, he was the Deputy Director of the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, a researcher at Microsoft Research, and a post-doc at Stanford's Computer Science Department.

Eti Ben Simon is a Research Scientist in The Center for Human Sleep Science at UC Berkeley. Her work explores the social and emotional consequences of sleep loss on the human brain and body. Using functional MRI and electrical brain recordings she examines the neural processes that underlie emotional dysregulation following lack of sleep and the restoration of these processes after a rested night of sleep.

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The LASERs (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous), chaired by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi, are an international program of evening gatherings that bring together artists, scientists, inventors and scholars in a variety of disciplines for informal presentations and conversation with an audience.

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The Stanford LASERs are co-sponsored by the deans of Humanities and Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

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