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Philosophy Beyond Academia: A Conversation with Damon Horowitz
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When: Tuesday, January 8
7:30 p.m.
Where: Empire East, Sheraton New York Times Square
811 7th Ave.
53rd St.
New York, New York  10019
United States
Presenter: Philosopher and Entrepreneur Damon Horowitz
Contact: Mike Morris

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Join Philosophers Beyond Academia for a conversation with Damon Horowitz, philosopher and entrepreneur. The event will feature a brief presentation by Dr. Horowitz, followed by an interview and a general question and answers session. After the event, enjoy a brief reception to network with Dr. Horowitz and other philosophers.

Dr. Damon Horowitzis a philosophy professor and serial entrepreneur, working at the intersection of technology and the humanities.

He recently served as Consulting Philosopher at AltSchool, a B-corp focused on using technology to bring personalized progressive education to a broader population.  Previously, he was In-House Philosopher / Director of Engineering at Google, leading a company-wide personalization initiative with a focus on data privacy issues.  Prior to that, he built several startups based on his natural language processing research, including Aardvark (acquired by Google), Perspecta (acquired by Excite), Novation Biosciences (acquired by Agilent), and NewsDB (Daylife).

He has taught courses in Philosophy, AI, and Cognitive Science at Columbia, NYU, Stanford, U. Penn., and San Quentin State Prison.  In addition to advisory work in industry, he has served on the Board of several arts and humanities non-profits, including CalHumanities.  He is a popular public speaker at venues ranging from TED to AAAI to O'Reilly conferences, and his work has been featured in media ranging from the New York Times to the Chronicle of Higher Education to NPR to TechCrunch.

Horowitz earned his B.A. from Columbia, his M.S. in Artificial Intelligence from the MIT Media Lab, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stanford University.

Registration for this event is free. Your registration is not required, but will help us anticipate the number of attendees.

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Reception sponsored by the Prindle Institute for Ethics.

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