Distinguished Lecture Series presents Eric Horvitz

Distinguished Lecture Series presents Eric Horvitz, "Machine Intelligence and the Open World".

  • Date: April 19, 2010
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: CSIC Building, Room 1115

Systems that sense, learn, and reason from streams of data promise to provide extraordinary value to people and society. Harnessing computational principles to build systems that operate in the open world can also teach us about the sufficiency of existing models, and frame new directions for research. I will discuss efforts on learning and inference in the open world, highlighting key ideas in the context of projects in transportation, energy, and healthcare. Finally, I will discuss opportunities for building systems with new kinds of open-world competencies by weaving together components that leverage advances from several research subdisciplines.


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