Modeling the Contribution of Difference


Mar
19
2013

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  • Speaker: Scott Page, Professor of Political Science, Complex Systems and Economics and Director, CSCS
  • Host Department: Political Science
  • Date: 03/19/2013
  • Time: 4:10 PM

  • Location: Alumni Center, Founders Room

  • Description:

    The University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is pleased to announce the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professorship in Political Science, Complex Systems and Economics Inaugural Lecture: Modeling the Contribution of Difference

    Given by Scott Page, Professor of Political Science, Complex Systems and Economics and Director, Center for the Study of Complex Systems

    People differ in how we view the world, and in the cognitive tools that we employ to try to make sense of it. This lecture will present some basic models that provide logical underpinnings for how and why diversity adds value, specifically for how our differences create the potential for collections of individuals to outperform individuals on cognitive tasks. One implication of these models will be that as the world that we confront becomes ever more complex, the pragmatic value of our individual differences will increase.

    For questions, contact Anne Hart at annehart@umich.edu or 734.615.6449

    Lecture and reception open to the public


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