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Susan Schneider

Founding Director Center for the Future Mind

Susan Schneider writes about the nature of the self and mind, especially from the vantage point of issues in philosophy, AI, cognitive science and astrobiology. In her recent book, Artificial You: AI and the Future of the Mind, she discusses the philosophical implications of AI, and, in particular, the enterprise of “mind design.” As the recent NASA chair, Schneider completed a three year project with NASA on the future of intelligence. She now works with Congress on AI policy. She is delighted to be the founding director of the Center for the Future Mind and co-director of the MPCR Lab at FAU’s new Gruber Sandbox, a large facility which builds AI systems drawing from neuroscience research and philosophical developments. She also appears frequently on television shows on stations such as PBS and The History Channel (see below for clips). She writes opinion pieces for the New York Times, Scientific American and The Financial Times. Her work has been widely discussed in the media (see “media” above). She is currently working on a book on the shape of intelligent systems (for W.W. Norton).