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Bart Kosko

Biography:

Dr. Bart Kosko is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Southern California and a lawyer licensed in California and the federal courts. He holds degrees in philosophy, economics, mathematics, electrical engineering, and law (having worked as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office). Dr. Kosko is an elected governor of the International Neural Network Society, has chaired several international conferences on neural and fuzzy systems conferences, chairs USC’s Intellectual Property Committee (through the Academic Senate), sits on the editorial board of several scientific and mathematical journals, has published well over 100 scientific papers, and has published several popular essays in venues from Scientific American to the New York Times and is a frequent contributor to the opinion pages of the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Kosko is author of several textbooks, the international bestseller Fuzzy Thinking, Heaven in a Chip, and the World-War-III novel Nanotime. His latest book is Noise (Viking/Penguin).

Past Shows:

Rethinking Education

Retired San Francisco school teacher Tom Berg discussed why he believes the public school system is highly problematic. Children (particularly C, D, and F students) are being dis-empowered, having their spirits squelched, and turned into slaves, he said. First hour guest, Prof. Bart Kosko talked about surprising new studies that correlate physical exercise with the raising of children IQ's. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Artificial Intelligence

Broadcasting live from Manila, Art Bell welcomed professor of Electronic Engineering at USC, Bart Kosko for a discussion on artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, noise, and other cutting edge spheres of scientific research. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Atlantis, Cayce, & Artifacts

Expert on the American prophet Edgar Cayce, Greg Little discussed new discoveries in the search for Atlantis, mounds in ancient America, as well as findings in Egypt. First hour guest, Prof. Bart Kosko talked about efforts to create an artificial brain, which are said to be 10 years away. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Noise, Law & Technology

Professor of Electronic Engineering at USC, Bart Kosko, discussed the phenomenon of noise and its significance in society and the environment. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

A Study of Noise

Prof. of Electrical Engineering at USC, Bart Kosko, discussed the complex relationship humans have to noise. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Rebroadcast: Bart Kosko from 11/15/03

In this rebroadcast from 11/15/03, Art Bell welcomed Peter Davenport of the National UFO Center in the first hour, followed by USC Engineering Professor Bart Kosko discussing fuzzy logic and nanotechnology. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Nanotech & Our Future

USC Engineering Professor Bart Kosko returned to the show to discuss technology and its future uses. Right now, he said, there is a "gold rush" for patents on nanotechnology devices. Carbon nanotubes are starting to be seen in such products as baseballs and clothes, and they may soon be introduced in flat panel displays, he detailed. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Terrorism & Nanotechnology

Professor of Electrical Engineering at USC, Bart Kosko, joined Art on Saturday to discuss the latest advances and dangers of nanotechnology, as well as the US war against terrorism. Kosko cited his recent Los Angeles Times article, Terror Threat May Be Mostly a Big Bluff, in which he argues that we have overestimated the threat of terrorism. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Nanomaterials

Professor of electrical engineering, Bart Kosko discussed the latest research and technology that could improve protective body armor, as well as other products, by utilizing new nanomaterials. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Nanotechnology, Fuzzy Logic & UFOs

Saturday's first hour guest, Peter Davenport of the National UFO Reporting Center gave an update on new cases. Main guest, Professor of electrical engineering, Bart Kosko, (website) talked about the latest breakthroughs in Nanotechnology and Fuzzy Logic. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Fuzzy Logic

Bart Kosko, a professor at USC and expert in fuzzy logic, was the guest on Monday night. Defining fuzzy logic as a "branch of machine intelligence that tries to get computers to think like people think," Kosko estimated that between 2015-2020 computers' processing power will equal or exceed the human brain's. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Bart Kosko

World-renowned as the leading proponent and popularizer of Fuzzy logic,Professor Bart Kosko is the author of several books and writes for Scientific American and other technical publications. Professor Kosko received bachelors degrees in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Southern California, the masters degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. ... More »

Host: George Noory

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