‘An atmosphere where the students live their science’

For 18 years, the Institute has seeded the young eld of computational social science with alumni of its Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science Modeling and Complexity. Summer 2012 marks the first time SFI will offer an advanced workshop for past participants who wish to further develop their research.

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Video: How we get duped by common sense

In an SFI Community Lecture, Duncan Watts talks about how we get duped by shared assumptions and demonstrates how learning to suspect our common sense can lead to better solutions. Watch the lecture.

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Video: The evolutionary puzzle of human friendship

Friends sacrifice for one another without apparent concern for consequences or reciprocation. In a June 27 community lecture in Santa Fe, SFI Omidyar Fellow alumnus Dan Hruschka explored the evolutionary puzzle of human friendship. Watch the video.

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Video: What Computers Teach Us About Being Human

In a February community lecture, Brian Christian shared his experiences as a "confederate" in an annual man vs. computer "Turing Test," offering insights on ways computers are reshaping what it means to be human. Watch his presentation here.

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