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Littman Is An Invited Speaker For The White House's Workshop On Safety And Control For AI

It's already been a busy summer for researchers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS). Following just after Professor Amy Greenwald's efforts to co-organize the White House's Artificial Intelligence for Social Good conference, Professor Michael Littman has been invited to speak at their Workshop for Safety and Control in Artificial Intelligence, co-sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Carnegie Mellon University.

The workshop, scheduled for June 28, 2016, will include keynote talks and panel discussions that explore the potential future of AI and AI applications, the emerging technical means for constructing safe and secure systems, how safety might be assured, and making progress on the challenges of AI safety and control. Joined by three colleagues from other universities, Littman will serve on the "AI algorithms, explanations, evaluations" panel.

The invitation to speak follows more than a year of interviews that Michael has given to sources as diverse as MSN, Business Insider, and the Libertarian Republic on the risks and benefits of AI and efforts to ensure that just like any other technology, it behaves in ways that are consistent with the intent of the people deploying it.

For more information, please click the link that follows to contact Brown CS Communication Outreach Specialist Jesse C. Polhemus.