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Artificial Intelligence: A Debate Workshop at Cornell University
On the Cornell campus, learn from renowned faculty about artificial intelligence and the secrets of debate strategy, before trying your hand in a debate or being in the audience.
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Program No. 23297RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Do you love a good debate? Do you want to learn from some of the world’s leading authorities on critical issues facing our society today? Join us on the idyllic Ivy League campus of Cornell University for a groundbreaking new program exclusive to Road Scholar. First, Cornell faculty will provide insight into the benefits and potential risks of the controversial field of artificial intelligence. Then, you’ll study a variety of debate formats and methods for analyzing arguments and presenting and defending a convincing case before participating in — or being part of the audience for — spirited debates on the future of artificial intelligence. This is an extraordinary opportunity to challenge your intellect and experience academic life at one of the world’s premier institutions.
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Easy Going
Sitting for long periods of time.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Get exclusive Road Scholar access to special presentations by members of the Cornell faculty, and watch the Cornell debate team in a live debate to see one of the nation’s highly regarded teams in action.
  • Participate in, or listen to, lively small-group debates with fellow Road Scholars on one of the most pressing issues facing society today — artificial intelligence.
  • Go back to your college days as you experience the Ivy League life at Cornell University, during the idyllic autumn season.

General Notes

This conference program has a maximum of 120 like-minded participants, is classroom-based and features acclaimed experts. For field trips, the group will be divided into smaller groups.
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Thomas L. Benson
Dr. Thomas L. Benson is the founding President of the International Association for Senior Debate. He has graduate degrees from Harvard University and The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Benson taught for fifteen years as a member of the philosophy faculty at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and is the co-founder of the ASIANetwork, a national consortium of 200 liberal arts institutions. He was twice a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University, and from 2005-2007, a visiting fellow at Oxford University.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Liz White Levenson
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Thomas L. Benson
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