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  • CAIS Seminar: Drs. Milind Tambe & Eric Rice (University of Southern California) - AI for Social Good

    Thu, Sep 07, 2017 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Milind Tambe & Dr. Eric Rice, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: AI for Social Good

    Series: Center for AI in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    How can AI be used for social good? Artificial intelligence has received an enormous amount of attention in the popular press over the past few years. Much of this press is negative, focusing on job loss due to automation or fears of weaponized AI. In this lecture, Drs. Tambe and Rice will share their vision for how AI and social work can come together in the 21st century to tackle some of the world's most vexing social issues. They will discuss how they created the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society and its mission; and will share some of CAIS main areas of research, including homelessness, suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, gang violence prevention, wildlife conservation, and counter-terrorism.

    Biography: Drs. Milind Tambe and Eric Rice are the co-directors and co-founders of USC CAIS. Dr. Tambe is the Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Viterbi School of Engineering and Dr. Rice is an associate professor in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

    Host: Milind Tambe

    Location: Seeley Wintersmith Mudd Memorial Hall (of Philosophy) (MHP) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department


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