Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society Induction
- Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
- Strand Union Building, 235 - view map
The School of Computing cordially invites you to celebrate the second Inductions Ceremony of the Montana Alpha Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Computer Science Honor Society on Wednesday March 18, 2018 in room 235 of the Student Union Building.
Honorary inductee George Keremedjiev will be speaking.
“Will Computers Achieve Consciousness?"
Abstract: As Artificial Intelligence, Neural Nets and Quantum Computing develop and intertwine, it is not unreasonable to ask if computers will achieve some level of self awareness or consciousness. This presentation will explore the evolution of consciousness within human brains and various theories and speculations about its possible future appearance within computers.
George Keremedjiev co-founded with his wife Barbara, the world’s oldest continuously operating museum (since 1990) - the American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Montana. He is also an international management and manufacturing technology consultant through Tecknow Education Services, Inc., based in Bozeman, Montana. His expertise spans over 40 years with the automation of manufacturing. His clients span hundreds of companies including Delphi Automotive, Steelcase, Harley- Davidson, Kodak, Magna International, ITT, Amp, ITW, Siemens, Square D, TRW, Dana - among other major manufacturers as well as suppliers of components and assemblies to Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Dell, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Ford, GM – among many others. He has worked with or visited manufacturing plants in numerous countries including Singapore, Thailand, China, Germany, Poland, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey, Switzerland, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, France, Sweden, Spain & England. For over 34 years, George Keremedjiev has authored articles & columns in Metal Forming Magazine. He has made presentations on the importance of component manufacturing to staffs of the White House, Congress, Senate and the Commerce Department in Washington, DC. In 2009 he received an honorary PhD in Computer Science from Montana State University for his work with manufacturing automation and the founding of the museum.