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Metaphysics and Robots

A week-long philosophy summer day camp for high school students with Dr. Molly Oshatz.

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Metaphysics and Robots
Metaphysics and Robots

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2022, 10:00 AM PDT – Jul 15, 2022, 3:00 PM PDT

Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA

About the Event

Artificial intelligence is becoming more intelligent by the day. Will robotic intelligence someday match or surpass human intelligence? What is the line between robot and human, and what does artificial intelligence mean for humanity? This summer, Philosophy Camp participants will analyze some of the most pressing scientific and technological questions of our day. Drawing from Aristotle, Descartes, and current debates in the philosophy of mind, we will explore what it means to be human, the nature of intelligence and consciousness, the concept of God, and the metaphysical possibilities of strong artificial intelligence.  This camp is for high school students, preferably entering 10th through 12th grades.


Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Ato, CA 94306 -- This is now going to be a day camp!


Regular camp fee is $400. The application fee covers course materials and lunch for the duration of the camp. There is a 20% discount for signups before April 30, 2022. To settle payments, please use one of the options in and note it is for 'Philosophy Camp' event. If you're using PayPal, an option should be available in the dropdown menu.

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