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Artificial Intelligence: Present and Future Prospects, January 31

artificial intelligence robotBruce MacLennan, associate professor in the UT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will present “Artificial Intelligence: Present and Future Prospects” Friday, January 31.

Artificial intelligence is in the news and its influence in all of our lives grows daily. In his presentation, MacLennan will look at the current state of AI, especially its future prospects. What are the gaps between current AI technology and the natural intelligence of humans and other animals? What scientific and technological progress will be required to achieve human-scale AI? What can AI teach us about the human mind? Will it illuminate perennial philosophical problems, such as consciousness and free will? What would be the implications of an AI with super-human intelligence? Progress in AI will help us to understand what it means to be human.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, Jan. 31 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. To request a pass, please email Amanda Womac.