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Artificial Intelligence and You: A Presentation by Dr. Scott Robertson

April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

human head morphing into computer circuitry

Artificial Intelligence is a promising technology, but also a threatening one. Let’s take a look at the history and future of AI, its promises and dangers, how it is already impacting everyday life, and what is likely to be around the corner. We are currently in an AI Renaissance, with increased computing power and new techniques in machine learning reinvigorating this exciting field. But this sudden progress makes it more urgent to identify and address the many social and ethical issues that accompany AI. How might it impact jobs and economies, privacy and security, life at home and in society, and even our sense of who we are?

Dr. Robertson is Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the Department of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. He has a Ph.D. from Yale University where he studied Cognitive Science at the Yale AI lab. He also has a Master’s degree in cognitive psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science. Prior to coming to UH, Professor Robertson worked at IBM Watson Research Center and at USWEST Advanced Technologies. His current research area is on the use of social media for political discourse.

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April 4, 2020
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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