EE380 Computer Systems Colloquium presents "Leela: a Semantic Intelligent Agent"

Leela: a Semantic Intelligent Agent
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 4:30pm
Gates B03
David Henkel-Wallace
Abstract / Description: 

Leela is a semantic artificially intelligent agent modeled on the theories of Jean Piaget. She builds increasingly abstract semantic models of the world from her experiences of exploration, play, and experimentation. As an agent she is able to formulate, execute, and explain her own plans.

This talk will provide an introduction to Leela's background and design and will show her in action.


David Henkel-Wallace is a founder of, an AI research company building general semantic AI agents. His 25 year career as a technical company founder in Silicon Valley has spanned software, pharmaceuticals, and power generation. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur he was an AI researcher at research labs like Xerox PARC, MCC and the MIT AI Lab.' He is a graduate of MIT.