A Citizen's Crash Course in Artificial Intelligence

Speaker:  Andrew Glassner – Seattle, WA, United States
Topic(s):  Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural language processing

Abstract

Artificial intelligence algorithms are making significant impacts in almost every field that involves technology, from language translation and medical diagnosis to self-driving cars and feature film production. The topic is fast becoming an essential part of any citizen's intellectual toolkit for understanding how decisions are being made that effect us every day, from getting into a university to securing a loan.

The most explosive new development in artificial intelligence goes by the name "deep learning." In this talk we present a broad overview of the basic concepts behind deep learning with just enough detail to enable attendees to sort fact from fiction when reading news articles, user agreements, and advertising literature. As a popular new technology, it is often described in terms that far outpace the reality. At the same time, the increasingly frequent (and often invisible) uses and abuses of these programs are already changing our lives.

This presentation is accessible to any adult or teen. There's no programming, and the only math is the occasional addition or multiplication. We focus on concepts and principles, not the mechanics.

This talk covers a lot of ground, so attendees will learn lots of exciting new ideas. The presentation is profusely illustrated, and delivered in an upbeat style.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  250
Duration:  60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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