Date and Time
Starts: Jun 05, 2019 — 6:00AM EST
Ends: Jun 05, 2020 — 10:00AM EST
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918View on Map
Organized by Society of Catholic Scientists
BioLogos board member Jennifer Wiseman will be presenting at the 2020 Society of Catholic Scientists 4th annual conference entitled “Aliens, Angels, and AI” in Providence, Rhode Island from June 5-7, 2020.
Exact time and details to come. Stay tuned.
“The 4th annual conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists will be held on June 5-7, 2020 at Providence College, in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Providence, RI, has an airport and is also only one hour by car from Boston, Massachusetts, and Boston’s Logan International Airport.
The title of the conference is “Aliens, Angels, and AI.” ‘Aliens’ refers to extraterrestrial life, including intelligent extraterrestrial life. Several speakers will be discussing the possibility of extraterrestrial life from the standpoint of astrophysics, chemistry and evolutionary biology, as well as from the standpoint of Catholic theology. The confirmed invited speakers so far are Professors Simon Conway Morris of the University of Cambridge, Jonathan Lunine of Cornell University, Karin Öberg of Harvard University, Christopher T. Baglow of the University of Notre Dame, Lawrence Principe of Johns Hopkins University, and Jennifer Wiseman of NASA.
AI refers, of course, to Artificial Intelligence, which is another theme of the conference. So “Aliens, Angels, and AI” are three non-human kinds of intelligence that either do or hypothetically exist.”