Artificial Intelligence: Hype, Hope, or Hazard?

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Date(s) - 01/18/18
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

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Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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Artificial Intelligence: Hype, Hope, or Hazard?

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

David Gunning, Program Manager, Information Innovation Office, DARPA. Moderated by Jerome McDonnell, Host, Worldview, WBEZ.

Artificial intelligence promises to transform almost every aspect of daily life in the years ahead. From virtual assistants and self-driving cars, to robotic surgeons and autonomous weapons, the applications are almost limitless. But with advances in computing making it possible for machines to learn from experience, make decisions, and perform complex tasks, many fear that humans could be sidelined, even threatened. How might advances in this field of technology change the relationship between humans and machines? And how should individuals, governments, and corporations prepare for the transformational power of accelerating AI?

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David Gunning

Program Manager, Information Innovation Office, DARPA

Dave Gunning is an experienced technology manager with research interests in artificial intelligence and human-computer symbiosis. At DARPA Gunning has managed a variety of AI projects including the Personalized Assistant that Learns program that produced Siri. He also managed the Command Post of the Future, which was later adopted by the US Army as their Command and Control system for use in Iraq and Afghanistan. Between DARPA tours he held a number of positions including senior scientist in the Air Force Research Labs at Wright Patterson AFB. Gunning holds an M.Sc from Stanford University, an M.Sc from the University of Dayton, and a B.Sc from Otterbein College.

 

Jerome McDonnell

 

Jerome McDonnell

Host, Worldview, WBEZ

Jerome McDonnell is the host of Worldview, WBEZ’s global affairs-focused program which delves into the people and forces shaping Chicago’s world communities, exploring issues through in-depth series and public events. McDonnell has produced several shows for Chicago’s National Public Radio affiliate and has hosted Worldview since 1994.

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