Going Beyond Intelligent Machines



Written by: Meeri Kim

Artificial intelligence (AI) has always fascinated Hollywood, with the technology mostly depicted in a sinister, ominous light. In The Terminator, the U.S. military commissioned the development of Skynet, a defense AI who gains artificial consciousness and ends up attacking the human race. HAL 9000, the spacecraft computer in 2001: A…

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Science Speed Dating



Written by: Mimi Hayes

Lively scientists, entertainers, and reporters gathered this week for an unlikely event nestled in Manhattan’s swanky NeueHouse cultural center. Armed with a purple-green cocktail called “The Galaxy” and mysterious hotel keys, guests made their way to their seats in a packed lobby fitted with cushioned stairs. If you didn’t know…

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Cyber Civics: Securing the Vote for 2020



Written by: Jeff Fishman

Celebrating a lighthearted milestone of its 10th anniversary during the nation’s marking of midterm elections, The Science & Entertainment Exchange recently returned to New York City’s Lower East Side arts venue Caveat for an informed and witty Friday evening discussion and Q&A titled “Cyber Civics: Securing the Vote for 2020,”…

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Murder and Mayhem



Written by: Meeri Kim

The evening began like any other Exchange event, with delicious drinks and lively conversation in a room packed with scientists and entertainment professionals. It was the night before Halloween, but the atmosphere felt festive and lighthearted—that is, until the networking hour was rudely interrupted by a fairly loud argument. Near…

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The Most Unknown



Written by: Meeri Kim

The line of hopeful moviegoers stretched up and down South Broadway in front of the trendy Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, praying that they would be lucky enough to nab a seat in the theater. But this was not the premiere of the latest Hollywood blockbuster or must-see indie…

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The “F” Word: Facts



Written by: Eli Edelson

­­ The United States is one of the leading forces of technological innovation in the world today. Simultaneously, this country has entered a new phase in which facts are not only ignored but disputed. False narratives take hold and can disrupt community and scientific progress alike. In an effort to…

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One Night to Save the World: Overpopulation



Written by: Meeri Kim

The United Nations predicts the number of people on Earth will balloon to 9.8 billion by 2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100. Even as some countries witness a decline in fertility levels, roughly 83 million people are added to the global population every year. So how worried should we be…

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SDCC 2018: Science Speed Dating

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Written by: aebrown

The Exchange, A Hundred Years, The Imagined Futures, and Skybound Invite You to Watch Science Speed Dating From San Diego Comic-Con Friday, July 20 Listen to quick-fire talks with experts from a variety of scientific fields. Learn about discoveries and initiatives happening today on the cutting edge of modern science…

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SDCC 2018: Bioethics – Killer Conundrums, Deadly Dilemmas

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Written by: aebrown

The Exchange, A Hundred Years, The Imagined Futures, and Skybound Invite You to Watch Bioethics – Killer Conundrums, Deadly Dilemmas Live From San Diego Comic-Con! Thursday, July 19 Often it is the seemingly simple questions that create the greatest of quandaries. Leading bioethicists confront the toughest questions raised by both…

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SDCC 2018: One Brunch to Save the World

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Written by: aebrown

The Exchange, A Hundred Years, The Imagined Futures, and Skybound Invite You to Watch One Brunch to Save the World Live From San Diego Comic-Con! Saturday, July 21 Science, entertainment, and business converge to conjure a daringly optimistic future at One Brunch to Save the World. We are digging into…

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