Meet, drink and talk science during Loudoun County Public Library‘s series for adults 21 and older. Of the endless mental feats we engage in, predictions are among the most common and the least noticed. Regardless of whether the prediction is made by a biological system or engineered one, to make a prediction a model is needed to infer the future state of something form its past states. This month, Anthony Leonardo of Janelia Research Campus explores how models and inferences are made, by both interconnected neurons within our brains and by computational algorithms and deep learning networks in machines. The similarities and differences between these systems provide unique insight into what it means to see the future. Old Ox serves up the drives while you dive into this conversation.