Thu, November 17, 2016
On November 17, TFC held an evening Reception and discussion “Artificial Intelligence in our Lives Today.” We had two presenters--Professor John E. Dowling, Research Professor of Neurosciences, Harvard University and Nathan R. Wilson, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Nara Logics. Together, they provided their perspectives on Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is broadly the use of software with logic devised and code written to approximate human cognitive reasoning patterns, whether to recognize images, schedule meetings, process human speech, drive autonomous vehicles, or help doctors and other professionals make diagnoses and remedial decisions. Computers have been used for decades to increase automation tasks and efficiency. To date, AI programming has been mostly driven by rules-based (i.e., “if-then”) tools of logic and programming language. But as AI enters the mainstream, humans and machines are expected to collaborate in new ways, on ever-more sophisticated tasks.
Below are video clips from the evening.