Artificial Intelligence Explored in Public Lecture

University of Central Arkansas and the College of Liberal Arts will be hosting a free public lecture on the topic of artificial intelligence. The lecture, Mind and Machines: Artificial Intelligence, will be held Tuesday, November 8th from 6-8pm at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center located on the UCA campus.

The lecture explores the possibility of artificial intelligence and what it reveals about the human mind. “The topic of artificial intelligence brings up a variety of intriguing philosophical issues that we are excited to share and discuss with others in the community,” says Dr. Jesse Butler, UCA Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

During this two-hour public lecture, Dr. Butler will engage participants in discussions relating to robot machines and the potential consequences relating to human life, emerging developments in science and technology and the notion that the human brain is a biological machine influenced by genetics and social influences. “Future technological possibilities are fascinating, no doubt, but artificial intelligence may also offer some lessons in humanity as well,” says Butler.

Dr. Butler holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma and specializes in the areas of: philosophy of the mind, epistemology and philosophy of language. Butler’s current research interests include consciousness, perception, and introspection and self-knowledge.

As part of the Exploring Our World series, Mind and Machines: Artificial Intelligence is open to the general public at no cost. More information can be found at: or call 501.450.5261.