Visiting Phi Beta Kappa scholar to give lecture

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Technological historian George Dyson, a Phi Beta Kappa scholar visiting Union, will speak 5 p.m. Thursday, March 8 in the Nott Memorial.

His talk is titled “Artificial Intelligence: From Analog to Digital and Back.” The lecture is free and open to the public. After the lecture, Wold House will host a Dinner and Discussion event with Dyson, which is open to all members of the Union community. Reservations can be made by contacting Peter Bedford at

Earlier Thursday, Dyson will also speak at the History Department’s History for U Speaker Series. His talk is titled “The First Five Kilobytes are the Hardest: A Creation Myth.”

Dyson’s visit is supported by Phi Beta Kappa, Union’s chapter of PBK, the Computer Science and History departments and the Science, Medicine and Technology in Culture program.