Pedro Felzenszwalb And Alum David Blei Talk About AI With The ACM


    Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to fascinate the general public, but its depiction in the media and popular culture is frequently more fantastical than some scientists might prefer. To help separate fact from fiction, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has devoted the first entry in their "Panels in Print" series to a discussion of AI breakthroughs, myths, areas of greatest potential, and ongoing challenges.

    Panels in Print will feature Turing laureates, ACM award recipients, and other ACM experts, and this time they've turned to Professor Pedro Felzenszwalb of Brown University's School of Engineering and Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), winner of the 2013 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, and Brown CS alum David Blei, winner of the 2013 ACM Prize in Computing.

    "It appears that as soon as we figure out how to solve a classical problem in AI we no longer consider the problem to be part of AI," says Pedro. "Perhaps the solution simply demystifies the problem too much. It is not clear if we will ever attribute intelligence to a system that we fully understand."

    The full article is available here.

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