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In Silico with Noah Hutton + Christof Koch

May 2, 2021

A live online conversation between director Noah Hutton (In Silico) and renowned neuroscientist and consciousness researcher Christof Koch, moderated by Associate Curator of Science and Film Sonia Epstein.

About the film: Ten years in the making, In Silico charts a renowned neuroscientist’s decade-long attempts to simulate the human brain on supercomputers. The filmmaker, initially drawn in by the project’s audaciousness, gathers observations and critiques from a range of experts in the field, and must ultimately come to terms with the limitations and his own expectations regarding such an enormous undertaking. In Silico was supported in part by a production grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Discussions with creative figures in film, television, and digital media—formerly the Pinewood Dialogues—made possible with a generous grant from the Pannonia Foundation.