- Moderator: Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
- Panel: Emilio Bizzi, Institute Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Founding Member, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
- Sydney Brenner, Senior Distinguished Fellow, Crick-Jacobs Center, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
- Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor, Emeritus, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT
- Marvin Minsky, Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Emeritus, MIT
- Barbara H. Partee PhD '65, Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Patrick H. Winston '65 SM '67 PhD '70, Ford Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, MIT; Principal Investigator, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Chairman and Co-Founder, Ascent Technology, Inc.