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NYC LOCAL: Saturday 7 May 2011 Courant Institute: Clay Shirky, Paul Horn

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Saturday 7 May 2011 Courant Institute: Clay Shirky, Paul Horn, Raia Hadsell, Nava Rubin, Chris Bregler on Robots, Threat or Menace
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 19:59:54 -0000

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 Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 14:50:16 -0400 (EDT)
 From: Evan Korth <>
 Subject: [Computers_and_society_announcements] HUMAN vs MACHINE 2011 this 
Saturday (fwd)

 Cool panel tomorrow at Courant!


 As part of The Courant Institute Celebrates 75 Years Celebration  we
 have a special panel open to the public:

 Saturday, May 7, 2011
 Warren Weaver Hall, Rooms 101 & 102

 Human vs Machine 2011: Recent trends in A.I., Turing Tests, Uncanny
 Valleys, and Wisdom of Crowds.

 This panel brings several renowned experts together to discuss
 recent trends in human and artificial intelligence.

 Clay Shirky, NYU Tisch ITP and Journalism faculty, is the best
 selling author of Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus; he
 is a proponent of collaborative intelligence and crowd sourcing.

 Paul Horn, NYU Senior Vice Provost of Research, previously head
 of IBM Research, originated the Watson system, which recently won
 the Jeopardy Challenge on CBS against the 2 best human players.

 Raia Hadsell is an NYU Courant alumnus and the lead architect of
 the robot that won the DARPA grant challenge by getting off the
 road and navigating through forests and wilderness.

 Nava Rubin, NYU Neural Science and Psychology faculty, is a human
 brain expert with focus on visual perception and cognition.

 The moderator, Chris Bregler, is an NYU Courant faculty and an
 expert in faking human motion and replacing human actors in
 Hollywood productions.

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