What is the nature of intelligence, and how can true AI be built?
Are we really on the threshold of achieving true artificial intelligence?
What does AI promise and what dangers might it pose in the near term and the long term?
There has recently been a great deal of commotion about the prospects and dangers of artificial intelligence. Proponents have highlighted rapid advances in various applications while critics – including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates – have warned about impending existential threats. This talk, led by Dr Ali Minai, will try to cut through both the hype and the doomsaying to address these basic questions and the excitement surrounding the “new” methods of deep learning and big data, and relate them to the deeper issues of intelligence.
Join us at T2F on Saturday, 2nd December at 7:00pm for a talk with Dr Ali Minai as part of our on-going Science Ka Adda series.
About Dr Ali Minai:
Dr Ali A. Minai is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a faculty member in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and post-doctoral training in neuroscience at the University of Virginia. His research interests include computational neuroscience, neural networks, complex systems and networks, computational models of cognition, social networks, distributed multi-agent systems, and computational linguistics. Dr. Minai was President of the International Neural Network Society for 2015-16. He has been a leader in organizing several other conferences on complex systems, and has edited eight books in the area. He is on the editorial boards of three major research journals, and Series Editor for the Springer/NECSI Book Series on Complex Systems. He has also published two volumes of poetry in Urdu, and writes about artificial intelligence, science, politics, and history at 3 Quarks Daily.
About Science Ka Adda:
Science Ka Adda is a platform for debate and discussion about science and how it impacts our lives. Conducted by specialists from various different backgrounds and disciplines, Science Ka Adda has addressed topics that range from ‘The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence’ to ‘Tools for Disease Eradication’.
Date: Saturday, 2nd December 2017
Place: The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Free, donations appreciated