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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »