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NYC LOCAL: Saturday 7 May 2011 Courant Institute: Clay Shirky, Paul Horn
NYC LOCAL: Saturday 7 May 2011 Courant Institute: Clay Shirky, Paul Horn, Raia Hadsell, Nava Rubin, Chris Bregler on Robots, Threat or Menace
Tue, 24 May 2011 19:59:54 -0000
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Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 14:50:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Evan Korth <address@hidden>
Subject: [Computers_and_society_announcements] HUMAN vs MACHINE 2011 this
Cool panel tomorrow at Courant!
As part of The Courant Institute Celebrates 75 Years Celebration we
have a special panel open to the public:
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Warren Weaver Hall, Rooms 101 & 102
Human vs Machine 2011: Recent trends in A.I., Turing Tests, Uncanny
Valleys, and Wisdom of Crowds.
This panel brings several renowned experts together to discuss
recent trends in human and artificial intelligence.
Clay Shirky, NYU Tisch ITP and Journalism faculty, is the best
selling author of Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus; he
is a proponent of collaborative intelligence and crowd sourcing.
Paul Horn, NYU Senior Vice Provost of Research, previously head
of IBM Research, originated the Watson system, which recently won
the Jeopardy Challenge on CBS against the 2 best human players.
Raia Hadsell is an NYU Courant alumnus and the lead architect of
the robot that won the DARPA grant challenge by getting off the
road and navigating through forests and wilderness.
Nava Rubin, NYU Neural Science and Psychology faculty, is a human
brain expert with focus on visual perception and cognition.
The moderator, Chris Bregler, is an NYU Courant faculty and an
expert in faking human motion and replacing human actors in
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