Steven Pinker, Stephen Hsu and Dalton Conley: Can Genius Be Genetically Engineered?

Written by: Stephen Hsu

Primary Source: Information Processing


This is the video from our 92Y event on Thursday. Kudos to Jamie Metzl and the 92Y team for an excellent event!

Thanks to all the readers of this blog who showed up to listen :-)

If you like this video, you may also like this earlier discussion at the Helix Center: Understanding Genius.

 

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Stephen Hsu
Stephen Hsu is vice president for Research and Graduate Studies at Michigan State University. He also serves as scientific adviser to BGI (formerly Beijing Genomics Institute) and as a member of its Cognitive Genomics Lab. Hsu’s primary work has been in applications of quantum field theory, particularly to problems in quantum chromodynamics, dark energy, black holes, entropy bounds, and particle physics beyond the standard model. He has also made contributions to genomics and bioinformatics, the theory of modern finance, and in encryption and information security. Founder of two Silicon Valley companies—SafeWeb, a pioneer in SSL VPN (Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Networks) appliances, which was acquired by Symantec in 2003, and Robot Genius Inc., which developed anti-malware technologies—Hsu has given invited research seminars and colloquia at leading research universities and laboratories around the world.
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