Events Spring 2020

Theoretically Speaking Series — AI for Intelligent Financial Services

Mar. 5, 2020 6:00 pm7:30 pm

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Manuela Veloso (Head of J.P. Morgan AI Research, Carnegie Mellon University)


David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

After more than 30 years in academia researching in the area of AI, both as a student and as a faculty member, I joined J.P. Morgan to create and head an AI research group. In this talk, I will present several concrete examples of the projects we are pursuing in connection with J.P. Morgan's lines of business. I will focus on areas related to data, learning from experience, explainability, and ethics. I will conclude with a discussion of my current understanding of the transformational impact that AI can have in the future of financial services.

Manuela Veloso is the Head of J.P. Morgan AI Research and is on leave from Carnegie Mellon University, where she is the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science, and former head of the Machine Learning Department. At Carnegie Mellon University, she has led research in AI, with a focus on robotics and machine learning, having concretely researched and developed a variety of autonomous robots. At J.P. Morgan AI Research, Manuela pursues research on data mining and cryptography, machine learning, explainability, and human-AI interaction.

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.

Seating is first come, first served. Please RSVP here. Attendees who RSVP will have priority seating. The auditorium may reach capacity, so please arrive early. Light refreshments will be served before the lecture, at 5:30 p.m.