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Steve Omohundro

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Biography:

Steve Omohundro has been a scientist, professor, author, software architect, and entrepreneur doing research on natural and artificial intelligence. He has degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Stanford and a Ph.D. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley. He was a computer science professor at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and co-founded the Center for Complex Systems Research. He published the book "Geometric Perturbation Theory in Physics," designed the programming languages StarLisp and Sather, wrote the 3D graphics system for Mathematica, and invented many new learning algorithms.

He created the think tank Self-Aware Systems to analyze the social impact of intelligent systems and to develop approaches that are provably safe and beneficial for humanity. Steve recently started Possibility Research to develop a new kind of intelligent software to improve programming, decision making, contracts, and governance. He is an award-winning teacher and has given hundreds of talks around the world. In addition to his scientific work, Steve is passionate about human growth and transformation.

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Wanta Revelations

Guest host Richard Syrett welcomed biographer Marilyn Barnewall, who detailed how Reagan-era intelligence agent Leo Emil Wanta attempted to cause the financial collapse of the Soviet Union. Wanta, himself, joined the conversation during the latter half of the program to discuss his battles with the US government over the fortune he amassed. In the first hour, scientist, professor, and... More »

Host: Richard Syrett
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