All seminars will take place on Fridays at 11 a.m., either via Zoom or in-person. Check seminar details.
University of California, Los Angeles
October 27, 2017
11:00am - 12:00pm
What Just Happened in AI
I will discuss in this talk my perspective on recent developments in artificial intelligence, which have been triggered by the successes of deep learning. The discussion will be based on a position paper that I released recently with the title "Human-Level Intelligence or Animal-Like Abilities?" My presentation will be hinged on a distinction between model-based and function-based approaches to AI, and will address a spectrum of issues and considerations, while placing current developments in a historical perspective. I will also highlight some of the feedback I have been receiving on these thoughts from both academia and industry. I will finally share further thoughts on how best to capitalize on current progress as we move forward, touching on both educational and research needs.
Adnan Darwiche is a professor and former chairman of the computer science department at UCLA. He directs the automated reasoning group which focuses on probabilistic and logical reasoning, and their applications to machine learning and reasoning about systems (http://reasoning.cs.ucla.edu/). Professor Darwiche is a AAAI Fellow, a former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), and author of "Modeling and Reasoning with Bayesian Networks," by Cambridge University Press.