Catherine Malabou - Equality of (artificial) intelligences


Tuesday 10 November 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Amphithéâtre des Loges

14 rue Bonaparte, 75006


Catherine Malabou is a specialist in contemporary French and German philosophy. She works on the importance of the concept of plasticity in neurosciences.


Today, intelligence allows its own simulation by synaptic chips. The Human Brain and Blue Brain programs intend to map the human brain in its entirety until one day producing an artificial consciousness capable of self-transforming itself by accessing its source code. Leaving aside all technophobic lamenting, the Metamorphoses of Intelligence essay engages in a dialogue between autonomy and automatism, thus opening the promising path of experimental democracy to intelligence.


Catherine Malabou is a professor of philosophy at the Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy, at Kingstone University, UK, and at UC Irvine, where she regularly teaches in the Spring. Her latest books include Before Tomorrow: Epigenesis and Rationality (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016, trans. Carolyn Shread) and Morphing Intelligence, From IQ to IA (New York, Columbia University Press, 2018, trans. Carolyn Shread). She is currently working on a new book project about anarchism and philosophy.