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Artificial Intelligence: Present and Future Prospects

Bruce 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.

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, A
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way

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Lectures & Presentations


Science, Engineering


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


Science Forum


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Amanda Womac

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