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Eric Horvitz conference at Sorbonne University

While visiting France, Eric Horvitz, director of Microsoft Research, will give a lecture on June 20th 2018 at the Cordeliers Sorbonne nouvelle entitled Artificial Intelligence, aspirations and advances .

  • Date : 20/06/2018
  • Place : Amphi Farabœuf, couvent des Cordeliers
  • Guest(s) : Eric Horvitz

Advances in artificial intelligence bring considerable benefits to individuals and organizations. The implementation of AI applications in an open environment, however, requires the ability to manage incompleteness and uncertainty, to enable transfer learning, learning from rich simulation environments, or personalization from a small number of examples. However, as scientific knowledge of AI advances, it is also necessary to consider its potential drawbacks, unintended consequences and possible harms. Challenges include both legal and ethical issues associated with the use of stand-alone systems, user mistrust of automated reasoning, errors and bias in the same reasoning, unintended effects, or malicious use. This conference will address the growing concerns about the influence of artificial intelligence on individuals and society, and will present some promising ways to address them.

Eric HORVITZ is a doctor from Stanford University. He is a Technical Fellow and Director of Microsoft Research, Microsoft's R&D division. His contributions in the field of artificial intelligence include statistical learning, artificial perception, natural language comprehension, automated decision making and human-machine collaboration. Its work has led to the deployment of systems applied to health, transport, aeronautics, e-commerce and operating systems. It makes an important contribution to the reflection on the influence of artificial intelligence on societies, particularly with regard to its consequences on ethics, law and security. Eric Horvitz is a member of many scholarly societies, past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and co-founder of the One Hundred Year Study on AI project led by Stanford University.

Keywords: Microsoft research Microsoft Research - Inria Joint Centre Artificial intelligence AI

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