BASIC @ 50: The Future of Computing

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BASIC @ 50: The Future of Computing

Panel of expert futurologists from Google, Intel and MIT to discuss what the next 50 years might hold for the future of computing.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Moore Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Conferences, Lectures & Seminars

May 1, 2014 marks 50 years since Dartmouth Mathematics Professors John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz made computing history when they successfully launched the BASIC computer language for the first time, which went on to become the most widely used computer language in the world.

This celebratory symposium in honor of BASIC's 50th anniversary is occuriing on April 30, 2014, and will recognize the impact of BASIC's development, showcase innovation in computing at Dartmouth today, and discuss what the next fifty years might hold for the future of computing.

The FUTURE session will feature a panel of expert futurologists to forecast the future and discuss what we might see in the next 50 years of computing. The panel will include:

  • Brian David Johnson, Futurist at Intel
  • Michael T. Jones, Chief Technologist at Google
  • Professor Daniela Rus, Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT

This panel will include a Q&A with the audience, and will be followed by a brief reception with light refreshments at the Hanover Inn. 


For more information, contact:
Amelia Raether

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.