Events Spring 2018

Theoretically Speaking — AI Aspirations and Advances

Apr 25, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

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Eric Horvitz (Microsoft)


David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

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 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.

Light refreshments will be served before the lecture, at 5:30 p.m.