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Watson Lecture - Artificial Intelligence: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Yaser Abu-Mostafa (PhD '83), Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech,
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a remarkable technology that has profoundly impacted our lives. It now beats humans at some of their own games. How did we get here? In this lecture, Abu-Mostafa will describe the scientific journey of AI since the 1980s, as well as Caltech's foundational role in its development, providing examples of AI's achievements and its potential. He will also address the hype that surrounds AI, both positive and negative, and put it in scientific perspective.

The 2021-2022 Watson Lecture Series will be presented virtually at caltech.edu/watson. Register online to add this event to your calendar and to receive an email reminder.

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Each Watson Lecture will begin at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Each lecture runs approximately 40 minutes, followed by audience Q&A.

About the Speaker

Yaser Abu-Mostafa (PhD '83) is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Caltech's Division of Engineering and Applied Science.

About the Series

Since 1922, The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series has brought Caltech's most innovative scientific research to the public. The series is named for Earnest C. Watson, a professor of physics at Caltech from 1919 until 1959. Spotlighting a small selection of the pioneering research Caltech's faculty is currently conducting, the Watson Lectures are geared toward a general audience, as part of the Institute's ongoing commitment to benefiting the local community through education and outreach. Through a gift from the estate of Richard C. Biedebach, the lecture series is able to highlight assistant professors' research each season.

Many past Watson Lectures are available in a playlist on YouTube.

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