CHP students are invited to have lunch with world-renowned Harvard scientist, Professor Barbara Grosz in May!
Harvard Professor, Barbara Grosz is a Women in Science advocate and an expert in Artificial Intelligence. She cares greatly about the cause of women in science and wants to have lunch and share conversation with high achieving women in the sciences interested in having a dialogue about the field; looking for advice on graduate study or career plans related to the field, or simply be inspired by a world-famous leader’s life.
The lunch will be catered, complimentary and by INVITATION and RSVP ONLY.
RSVP’S will be accepted on a First Come, First Served basis. The first 13 students to email email@example.com will be guaranteed a spot; remaining interested students will be placed on a waitlist.
The lunch event will take place on:
THURSDAY, MAY 18TH, AT NOON, ROOM 1002-STUDENT SERVICES II BLDG.
We have limited spaces available for this very special lunch, so please RSVP as soon as possible. Please also let us know immediately if you are unable to make it to open up the space for another student.
For a biography of Professor Barbara Grosz, please click here.
Professor Grosz has written extensively on the topics below:
Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges
For centuries, people have imagined smart machines inhabiting the earth in fictional stories. Computer systems now communicate in speech and text, learn, negotiate, and work in teams (with people and other systems). These intelligent-systems capabilities raise questions about the effects of such systems on people, their communities and societies at large. This talk will describe some basic AI techniques in the context of (science) fiction imaginings and examine their strengths and weaknesses, with the goal of illustrating ways to distinguish fact from fiction. The talk will also discuss ethical challenges these technologies pose, and examine the roles of design and of policy in increasing benefit and reducing potential negative impacts.
From the Turing Test to Smart Partners: “Is Your System Smart Enough To Work With Us?”
For much of its history, most research in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has centered on issues of building intelligent machines, independently of a consideration of their interactions with people. As the world of computing has evolved, and systems–smart or otherwise–pervade ever more facets of life, tackling the challenges of building computer systems smart enough to work effectively with people, in groups as well as individually, has become of increasing importance. In this talk, I will argue for considering “people-in-the-loop” as central to AI for both pragmatic and cognitive science reasons, present some fundamental scientific questions this teamwork stance raises, and describe research by my group on computational models of collaboration and their use in supporting health-care coordination.