How big data can help stop global epidemics

At HomeAway headquarters in Austin, Texas, on October 22, SFI External Professor Lauren Ancel Meyers discussed pandemics, the current threats of ebola and influenza, and how big data and modern computing are helping fight contagion.

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Lessons on investing from freestyle chess

Michael Mauboussin, Credit Suisse's managing director and chairman of SFI’s Board of Trustees, believes chess with combined human-computer teams holds important strategic lessons for investors.

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What is creativity, and how can we understand it?

SFI and the National Endowment for the Arts hosted a meeting in July to examine creativity through the lenses of the arts, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, education, and more. Read the five takeaways.

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Video: Daniel Dennett asks whether we need free will

In an SFI Community Lecture Wednesday, May 14, in Santa Fe, philosopher Daniel Dennett asked: if free will is an illusion, should we conclude that we don’t need real free will to be responsible for our actions? Watch the video.

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Wanted: SFI's next president

The Santa Fe Institute is seeking an uncommon leader to guide this world-renowned nonprofit research and education center. If you know a great candidate, pass it on.

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