Learning Common Sense: a Grand Challenge for Academic AI Research

24/05/2018 - 16:00 - 19:00

In a world where Google, Facebook, and others possess massive proprietary data sets, and unprecedented computational power---how is a graduate student to make a dent in the universe? I’ll address this conundrum by re-visiting one of the holy grails of AI: acquiring, representing, and utilizing common-sense knowledge. Can we leverage modern methods including deep learning, NLP, and crowd sourcing to build AI systems that are more general, more robust to adversarial examples, and more data efficient than today’s AI savants? 

Prof. Oren Etzioni CEO of Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Prof. at University of Washington
BIU Engineering Building 1102, Room 002