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Science on Screen Film: Computer Chess

Tickets: Cinema Arts Centre Membersand CSHL employees $10| General Public$16

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Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST

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Science on Screen@ Cinema Arts Centre, co-presented with ƤƤ.

Join us at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre for an entertaining and illuminating evening focusing on the surprising similarities and differences in how computers and the human brain learn, featuring a conversation with CSHL’s Kyle Daruwalla & Ari Benjamin, and screening of Andrew Bujalski’s cult hit movie, Computer Chess.

Computer Chess
Set in the early 1980s, in and around an isolated roadside hotel, computer programmers gather for a tournament that pits their chess programs against each other. The action is centered on the junior programmer of an academic team who begins to suspect that their computer is able to detect the difference between a computer opponent and a human one, and thus is exhibiting elements of self-consciousness. He also learns from another member of the team that the computer had been engaging him in gnomic philosophical dialogue and hinting that it thinks it’s alive.

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423 Park Avenue
Huntington, New York 11743
United States

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    Tickets: Cinema Arts Centre Membersand CSHL employees $10| General Public$16