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Dreams, Genes, & Machines: Are We Living Science Fiction?

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Mark Taper Auditorium - Central Library

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Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Experts and scientists on the forefront of world shaping technologies and ideologies in conversation with leading journalists.

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Dr. Achuta Kadambi

In conversation with Nellie Bowles,

Reporter, The New York Times

ALOUD on Science @ Central Library

What if search-and-rescue robots could sense survivors through dense smoke? What if surgical robots could perform impossible surgeries by seeing details invisible to a human doctor? At Dr. Achuta Kadambi’s UCLA lab, his team works to make these possibilities a reality. By symbiotically blending camera and algorithm designs, Kadambi gives the gift of sight to machines. With journalist Nellie Bowles, who covers tech and internet culture from San Francisco for The New York Times, Kadambi discusses how computational imaging has the potential to unleash an era of superhuman robotics.

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ALOUD is the Library Foundation of Los Angeles' series of bold, powerful programs. See a full event calendar here.

ALOUD on Science series, generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, features experts and scientists on the forefront of dreaming up world sharping technologies and ideologies in conversation with leading journalists.

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This program is generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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