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CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ART AND SCIENCE – David Gondek

Tricksters of Big Data: artificial intelligence or intelligent fireworks?

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
– Arthur C. Clarke, author of "2001: An Odyssey of Space" and Creator
from the infamous fictional artificial intelligence, HAL.

From digitization to prestidigitation, an appreciation of the cognitive mechanisms underlying human perception and reasoning can be a valuable source of inspiration for artificial intelligence researchers in the construction of intelligent systems, or as a source of inspiration. means used by magicians to convince their listeners to stay. This lecture will attempt to understand the artificial intelligence of the camp by exploring the science that underlies its recent progress, the scientific and media representations of important human-machine confrontations such as computer failures and "Jeopardy!", As well as attempts more recent to predict the imminent spread of intelligent machines in other areas. Along the way, we will see how to lift the curtain to understand and evaluate technologies such as knowledge representation, machine learning, and automatic natural language processing that underpin many of today's advanced systems. revisit the recent history of man-machine misunderstandings and envision the future of increasingly intelligent computer systems and the world we will share more and more.

David Gondek is the first scientist in residence at the School of Art Institute in Chicago. At IBM Research, he led the Watson Game Strategy and Knowledge Capture and Learning Groups of the IBM Jeopardy! Challenge ", which allowed a computer system to defeat top champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in the nationally televised television game show in 2011. For this victory the project received the AAAI Feigenbaum Award for its advances in experimental artificial intelligence, as well as the first Webby Award "Personality of the Year" awarded to a computer system. After Watson's victory, Gondek was technical lead for Watson's adaptation to the medical field by IBM Research. He left IBM in 2013. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Dartmouth College and holds a PhD in Computer Science from Brown University.

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