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Humans Need not Apply: The Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Tue, Sep 1 2015 - 6:00pm

Jerry Kaplan, Entrepreneur; Technical Innovator; Author; Futurist

Computers with artificial intelligence, or AI, date back to the 1950s, and since then, the technology has advanced to all sorts of new levels. It seems that the average American now depends on AI several times throughout the day. Computers aren’t just computers anymore. They are becoming much more than that, and the advancement of this technology has many people discussing the dangers of “synthetic intellects.” Read more »

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Body Music: An Interactive Lecture and Demonstration by Keith Terry

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Mon, Aug 31 2015 - 6:00pm

Keith Terry, Percussionist; Rhythm Dancer; Educator

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Aug 31 2015 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. The topic this month will be Lebanon. There will also be a brief planning session.

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Death with Interruptions

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Fri, Aug 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Thomas Laqueur, Librettist; Helen Fawcett History Professor, UC Berkeley
Nikki Einfeld, Soprano
Leighton Fong, Cellist

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Music from the Inside Out: Film and Q&A

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Thu, Aug 27 2015 - 6:45pm

Cyrus Ginwala, Music Director, San Francisco State University

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation Read more »

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Uplifting Communities: Music As a Force of Change

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Thu, Aug 27 2015 - 6:30pm

Owsley Brown III, Producer; Director
Sandy Tolan, Journalist; Author
Eugene Rodriguez, Executive Director, Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy
David Stull, President, San Francisco Conservatory of Music – Moderator

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Changing Times and Indian Classical Music

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Thu, Aug 27 2015 - 6:00pm

Mahesh Kale, Indian Classical Music Performer and Theoretician

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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The Crossroads of Food and Rock 'n' Roll

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Wed, Aug 26 2015 - 7:00pm

John Paluska, Owner, Comal, The Advocate
Dave McLean, Founder & Brewmaster, Magnolia Brewing Company
Jordan Kurland, Owner, Zeitgeist Artist Management; co-owner, Noise Pop Industries; Restaurant Investor, Central Kitchen, Trick Dog and Wise Son’s Delicatessen
David Steele, Founding Partner, Ne Timeas Restaurant Group; Managing Partner, Noise Pop Industries
Dan Stone, Founder & Editor in Chief, Radio Silence – Moderator Read more »

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Mozart and Masonic Semiotics

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Wed, Aug 26 2015 - 6:00pm

Steven Machtinger, Attorney; Violist; Independent Mozart Scholar

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.

Steven Machtinger and the London Quintet return to The Commonwealth Club for the Music Matters series, this time exploring how Mozart expressed Masonic attitudes toward death and immortality in the third movement of his "G minor String Quintet" of 1787.  Read more »

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Orchestra Music Grown Locally

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Tue, Aug 25 2015 - 6:00pm

Michael Morgan, Music Director, Oakland Symphony and Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra; Artistic Director, Festival Opera, Walnut Creek
David Conte, Composer
Mason Bates, Composer
Gabriela Frank, Composer  Read more »

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