Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM News

At Stanford, Experts Explore Artificial Intelligence's Social Benefits

View as: Print Mobile App Share:
Russ Altman, left, and Yoav Shoham are members of a study group that will take a very long-term look at artificial intelligence.

Russ Altman, left, and Yoav Shoham were among the participants in a event at Stanford University looking at artificial intelligences social benefits.

Credit: Krista Victoria Chew

As artificial intelligence emerges from science fiction to everyday life, the power to shape and direct this world-changing technology remains within society’s reach.

That overarching theme animated a crowd of more than 300 people at a Stanford event Thursday evening. The discussion was titled, "The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Topics and Societal Benefit."

The four-hour-long discussion featured 15 speakers from government and academia, and was one of many tech-orients events being held on the Stanford campus this week as part of a Global Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted by the United States government. The summit includes a scheduled Friday morning appearance by President Barack Obama.

The Future of AI panel was co-chaired by Stanford faculty members Russ Altman, a professor of bioengineering and medicine, and Fei-Fei Li, an associate professor of computer science.


From Stanford News
View Full Article


No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account