April 3 lecture will address psychological operations
The SUNYIT President's Lecture Series will feature Selmer Bringsjörd, chair of the department of cognitive science and director of the Rensselaer Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning Laboratory at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., on April 3, at noon, in the Student Center multipurpose room. Bringsjörd will present "Toward Mathematizing the Man Who Never Was: A Case Study in Logic-Based PSYOPS...With Remarks on the Future of Deception and Counter-Deception." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Bringsjörd holds a Ph.D. from Brown University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, both in philosophy, and has been a member of the RPI faculty since 1987. A full professor, he currently holds appointments in the Department of Cognitive Science, the Department of Computer Science, and the Lally School of Management & Technology, and teaches AI, formal logic, human and machine reasoning, philosophy of AI, other topics relating to formal logic, and the intellectual history of New York City and the Hudson Valley.
Bringsjörd specializes in the logico-mathematical and philosophical foundations of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive science, and in collaboratively building AI systems on the basis of computational logic. He is the author of What Robots Can & Can't Be (1992, Kluwer) and Superminds: People Harness Hypercomputation, and More (2003, Kluwer).