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The Austin Forum on Technology & Society

in partnership with Austin Public Library

presents

Artificial Intelligence: How Machine Learning Will Transform (Almost) Everything

with Jay Boisseau (Dell EMC & Vizias) and Jeff Kirk (Dell EMC)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Austin Central Library - Event Center

710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

5:45 p.m. – Doors and Cash Bar Open
6:15 p.m. – Presentation, Q&A
7:30 p.m. – Networking reception

Artificial intelligence has been a vision almost since the dawn of computing, but stymied by technology limitations, as well as lack of understanding of how intelligence works. However, one approach—machine learning—has gained tremendous traction in the past two decades, aided by advances in our ability to collect digital data and in the algorithmic techniques of developing systems that learn from data.

More recently, the explosive upturn in digital data production and the exponential increase in computing power, enabled by computing processors, has enabled researchers to develop and optimize algorithms im deep neural networks on rich data to achieve astounding successes in AI.

From systems that can now recognize objects and speech better than humans can, to systems that can out-strategize experts in complex games such as poker, chess, and go, the new AI applications are exceeding human performance in many areas—and we’re at the very beginning of the revolution.

AI is considered by many to be the most the most important technology of our time, and will disrupt, transform, and accelerate almost every field, from healthcare to transportation, retail to finance, manufacturing to agriculture… everything. Come learn what AI, machine learning, and deep learning are, why they are so important (and will be even more so), and the opportunities for Austin in being a leader in the AI revolution.

We welcome your participation! Please send us your questions, answers and prognostications in advance at info@austinforum.org.

Admission to the Austin Forum is always free.

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Thanks to Austin Public Library for their partnership.


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