In Washington, DC, the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) will hold a conference on non-human intelligences in 2021.
The conference, called “Aliens, AI, and Minds Beyond Human,” will take place at the Hilton Hotel from June 4-6. The trial will be broadcast live on the internet as well.
From a science and philosophical perspective, the conference will discuss real and conceptual intelligences, including extraterrestrial and artificial intelligences.
«There will be 13 talks in total. Extraterrestrial intelligence will be the highlight of the first half of the conference, with talks from some of the world’s leading experts on the topic.” Dr. Stephen Barr, president of the Society of Catholic Scientists, told the CNA news agency.
Four invited speakers from the fields of astrophysics, astrochemistry, evolutionary biology, and Catholic theology will talk about the possibility of extraterrestrial life from their respective perspectives: astrophysics, astrochemistry, evolutionary biology, and Catholic theology.
Jonathan Lunine, director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences; Karin Berg, Professor of Astronomy and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Harvard University; Simon Conway Morris, chair of Evolutionary Paleobiology at the University of Cambridge; and Christopher Baglow, director of the McGrath Institute for Chumash Studies; and Jonathan Lunine, director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences; and Jonathan Lunine, director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences; and
“[berg] is a rising star at Harvard University, where he is a senior lecturer and has converted to Catholicism. She is an expert in the field of extraterrestrial biochemistry.” Barr claims that. “Astronomers recently discovered a large number of planets orbiting other nearby stars, piqued the public’s attention. They might learn a lot about these planets, such as their distance from the star, their size, and even their chemistry in certain cases.
Lawrence Principe, a professor of humanities at Johns Hopkins University, will give the keynote address at the St. Albert Award Conference.
At the meeting, there will be two poster sessions: one for presentations on the conference theme, and the other for presentations on research and religion.