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Theoretically Speaking: AI Aspirations and Advances (Eric Horvitz, Microsoft)

April 25, 2018
6:00 pm
David Brower Center

Speaker: Eric Horvitz (Microsoft) Artificial intelligence is at an inflection point, powered by a confluence of several factors, including leaps in computational capabilities, growth in data resources, and advances in algorithms. After sharing reflections about the long-term pursuit of artificial intelligence, I will focus on recent developments in AI and on opportunities and hard challenges ahead. I will discuss key aspirations spanning theory and practice, including the pursuit of more general artificial intelligence, the mastery of human-AI collaboration, and understanding and addressing the influences of AI advances on people and society. Theoretically Speaking is a lecture series sponsored by the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, highlighting exciting advances in theoretical computer science for a broad general audience. Events are held at the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley, and are free and open to the public. No special background is assumed. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., 30 minutes before the start of the lecture. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Register to reserve a seat:


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