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  • CS Distinguished Lecture: Oren Etzioni (Allen Institute for AI) - Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

    Tue, Mar 03, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    Speaker: Oren Etzioni, Allen Institute for AI

    Talk Title: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

    Series: Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series

    Abstract: Could we wake up one morning to find that AI is poised to take over the world? Is AI the technology of unfairness and bias?

    My talk will assess these concerns, and sketch a more optimistic view.

    We will have ample warning before the emergence of superintelligence, and in the meantime we have the opportunity to create

    Beneficial AI:
    • AI that mitigates bias rather than amplifying it
    • AI that saves lives rather than taking them
    • AI that helps us to solve humanity's thorniest problems

    My talk builds on work at the Allen Institute for AI, a non-profit research institute based in Seattle.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Oren Etzioni launched the Allen Institute for AI, and has served as its CEO since 2014.
    He has been a Professor at the University of Washington's Computer Science department since 1991, publishing papers that have garnered over 2,300 highly influential citations on Semantic Scholar.
    He is also the founder of several startups including Farecast (acquired by Microsoft in 2008).

    Host: Craig Knoblock and Xiang Ren

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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