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Scott Aaronson

Scott Joel Aaronson is a theoretical computer scientist and faculty member in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After postdoctorates at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Waterloo, he took a faculty position at MIT in 2007. His primary area of research is quantum computing…

Rodney Brooks

Rodney Allen Brooks is the former Panasonic Professor of Robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 1986 he has authored a series of highly influential papers that have brought on a fundamental shift in artificial intelligence research. Brooks formerly served as Panasonic Professor of Robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From July 1,…

Gregory Chaitin

Gregory John Chaitin is an Argentine-American mathematician and computer scientist. Beginning in the late 1960s, Chaitin made contributions to algorithmic information theory and metamathematics, in particular a new incompleteness theorem in reaction to Gödel’s incompleteness theorem. He attended the Bronx High School of Science and City College of New York, where he (still in his…

Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom is a Swedish-born philosopher with a background in theoretical physics, computational neuroscience, logic, and artificial intelligence, as well as philosophy. He is the most-cited professional philosopher in the world under the age of 50. He is a Professor at Oxford University where he heads the Future of Humanity Institute as its founding director.…