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Woods Lectures

J. James Woods Lecture Series

The "Woods" Series was established by a generous gift from the estate of J. James Woods. The goal of the Woods bequest is to bring prominent mathematicians and scientists to Butler University in order to speak on theories at the frontier of their disciplines, as well as on related technologies and other issues of public concern.

The 2019–2020 Season is announced! See our entire 2019–2020 Woods Series Schedule.

Daniel Wilson

Daniel WilsonSci-fi Destroys the Future…Science Builds It

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:30 PM, Reilly Room, Atherton Union

Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as many other books, including How to Survive a Robot UprisingThe Clockwork Dynasty, and Amped. His latest novel (to be released November 12, 2019) is an authorized stand-alone sequel to Michael Crichton’s classic The Andromeda Strain, called The Andromeda Evolution.

Wilson offers an entertaining look at “killer robots,” while offering insights into robotics, artificial intelligence, and cyber security. He earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Portland, Oregon.


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All Woods Lectures are free and open to the public—no tickets required.