EE380 Computer Systems Colloquium: Artificial Intelligence: Current and Future Paradigms and Implications

Artificial Intelligence: Current and Future Paradigms and Implications
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 4:30pm
Gates B03
Scott Phoenix (Vicarious)
Abstract / Description: 

Artificial intelligence has advanced rapidly in the last five years. This talk intends to provide high level answers to questions like:

  • What can the evolution of intelligence in the animal kingdom teach us about the evolution of AI?
  • How should people who are not AI researchers view the societal transformation that is now underway? What are some of the social, economic, and political implications of this technology as it exists now?
  • What will future AI systems likely be capable of, and what are the largest expected impacts of these systems?

The talk will be understandable for non-computer scientists.


Scott Phoenix is CEO and a founder of Vicarious, an AI research company building general intelligence for robots. Vicarious has received over $110 million in funding from pioneers like Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos. Prior to co-founding Vicarious, Mr. Phoenix was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Founders Fund. He earned his BAS in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania.