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Brewster Kahle, Universal Access to All Knowledge
Cowell Theater
San Francisco, CA
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Brewster Kahle, Universal Access to All Knowledge
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About this Seminar:
As founder and librarian of the storied Internet Archive (deemed impossible by all when he started it in 1996), Brewster Kahle has practical experience behind his universalist vision of access to every bit of knowledge ever created, for all time, ever improving.

He will speak to questions such as these:

Can we make a distributed web of books that supports vending and lending?  How can our machines learn by reading these materials?  Can we reconfigure the information to make interactive question answering machines?   Can we learn from past human translations of documents to seed an automatic version?   And, can we learn how to do optical character recognition by having billions of correct examples?   What compensation systems will best serve creators and networked users? How do we preserve petabytes of changing data?

The Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 02003 to build a coherent, compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking, to help nudge civilization toward Long Now's goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.

Location

Cowell Theater
Pier 2, Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA 94123
United States


Categories

Arts > Literary
Other > Technology

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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