Dr. Oren Etzioni
Chief Executive Officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Is Artificial Intelligence Good or Evil?
October 4, 2017
The President's Distinguished Lecture Series brings our world’s most distinguished thought leaders in science and technology to create debate and spur discussion on the role of technology and its implications in 21st century society. This series was launched by President Nariman Farvardin in 2012.
ABSTRACT: How does the human brain use neural activity to create and represent meanings of words, phrases, sentences and stories? One way to study this question is to give people text to read while scanning their brain. At Carnegie Mellon University, researchers in the machine learning department have been conducting such experiments with fMRI (1 mm spatial resolution) and MEG (1 msec time resolution) brain imaging, and developing novel machine learning approaches to analyzing this data. These experiments are producing answers to questions such as:
This talk will summarize Carnegie Mellon’s machine learning approach, what has been learned, and newer questions that are currently being studied.
BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Tom M. Mitchell is the E. Fredkin University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he founded the world's first machine learning department. His research uses machine learning to develop computers that are learning to read the web and uses brain imaging to study how the human brain understands what it reads. He co-chaired the 2017 U.S. National Academy study on “Information Technology, Automation, and the U.S. Workforce,” and has testified before the U.S. Congressional Research Service and the U.S. House Subcommittee on Veterans' Affairs on the potential uses and impacts of artificial intelligence. Dr. Mitchell is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow and past president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). For more information on Professor Mitchell’s research, please visit http://rtw.ml.cmu.edu.