Intelligence & the Mind

11 December 2017 | Court Room, Senate House London

How is the way we process information being transformed by new forms of intelligence, artificial and social? Every living being interacts with its surroundings, sensing and responding to signals from the environment. Now, the technology we use every day does this too. What can we learn about the nature and functioning of human intelligence?

The last public event of The Human Mind Project brought together experts from computer science and neuro-economics, science and technology studies, and the philosophy of information, to discuss how humans have become so good at processing information quickly, extracting meaning from raw data, and building powerful narratives of who we are.

Intelligence & the Mind was streamed live on Periscope. Full videos of all talks will be made available on this page – watch this space.


S. M. Amadae (Helsinki, MIT & Swansea), Luciano Floridi (Oxford), Natalie Gold (Public Health England & King’s College London), Mary Morgan (LSE), Drazen Prelec (MIT), Paul Smart (Southampton).

The event will be introduced by Barry Smith (University of London) and chaired by Mattia Gallotti (LSE).


09:30          Registration & coffee

10:00          Opening remarks, Barry Smith (London)

10:20          S. M. Amadae (Helsinki, MIT & Swansea)

11:00          Paul Smart (Southampton)

11:40          Refreshment break

12:00          Mary Morgan (LSE)

12:40          Drazen Prelec (MIT)

13:20          Lunch, served in the Jessel Room

14:30          Natalie Gold (Public Health England and KCL)

15:10          Luciano Floridi (Oxford)

15:50          Refreshment break

16:10          Roundtable Discussion

17:15          Closing remarks, Mattia Gallotti (London, LSE)

17:30          Wine reception, served in room 243

A full programme is available below.