1 hr 6 min

The Age of Prediction with Igor Tulchinsky, Chris Mason and Alyssa Goodman POSTHOC Digital Salon With Susan MacTavish Best

    • Society & Culture

The Age of Prediction salon was co-hosted with Amy Brand, Publisher, MIT Press celebrating the publication of the new book The Age of Prediction: Algorithms, AI, and the Shifting Shadows of Risk by MIT Press authors Igor Tulchinsky and Christopher Mason. Igor is the Founder/CEO of WorldQuant, a quantitative investment firm. Christopher is Professor of Genomics, Physiology, and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Director of the WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction. Alyssa Goodman, Professor of Astronomy at Harvard, co-moderates the conversation with POSTHOC founder and CEO, Susan MacTavish Best. 

On the music front, Frank Almond performed on his rare, 400 year old violin, and shared the story of its theft and return. Frank held the Charles and Marie Caestecker Concertmaster Chair of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for 25 years. He has also held the Concertmaster position with the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev and Guest Concertmaster of the London Philharmonic with Kurt Masur.

This salon was underwritten by the MIT Press. The MIT Press is a leading publisher of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, art, social science, and design, and is widely considered the world’s most innovative university press. The MIT Press has been an open access leader for over two decades, publishing hundreds of freely accessible books every year. Known for bold design and creative technology, the Press mobilizes knowledge by publishing provocative works from leading thinkers around the globe for the broadest possible impact and audience.

The Age of Prediction salon was co-hosted with Amy Brand, Publisher, MIT Press celebrating the publication of the new book The Age of Prediction: Algorithms, AI, and the Shifting Shadows of Risk by MIT Press authors Igor Tulchinsky and Christopher Mason. Igor is the Founder/CEO of WorldQuant, a quantitative investment firm. Christopher is Professor of Genomics, Physiology, and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Director of the WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction. Alyssa Goodman, Professor of Astronomy at Harvard, co-moderates the conversation with POSTHOC founder and CEO, Susan MacTavish Best. 

On the music front, Frank Almond performed on his rare, 400 year old violin, and shared the story of its theft and return. Frank held the Charles and Marie Caestecker Concertmaster Chair of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for 25 years. He has also held the Concertmaster position with the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev and Guest Concertmaster of the London Philharmonic with Kurt Masur.

This salon was underwritten by the MIT Press. The MIT Press is a leading publisher of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, art, social science, and design, and is widely considered the world’s most innovative university press. The MIT Press has been an open access leader for over two decades, publishing hundreds of freely accessible books every year. Known for bold design and creative technology, the Press mobilizes knowledge by publishing provocative works from leading thinkers around the globe for the broadest possible impact and audience.

1 hr 6 min

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