C4 Public Lecture - Seth Lloyd, Physics, MIT

The Turing Test for Free Will

Date
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Time
7 p.m.
Location
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
Description
For thousands of years, human beings have asked whether free will is possible in a deterministic universe. This talk investigates the role of determinism and randomness in free will, and shows that even when our decisions arise from a completely deterministic decision-making process, the outcomes of that process are intrinsically unpredictable — especially to ourselves.
Cost
Free and open to the public
Contact
316-4676, events@discovery.wisc.edu