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Microsoft’s upcoming Faculty Research Summit to focus on AI

Microsoft’s annual Faculty Research Summit is coming up on July 17th, and the focus this year is “The Edge of AI.” The event will feature keynotes, sessions, and technologies, and will bring together leading figures in the computer science, social sciences, and human design worlds.

You can watch a live stream of certain segments from the event by clicking here, starting July 17th, 8:30 AM Pacific Time. Other parts of the event, and the keynotes which will also be live streamed can be seen below.

Together we will highlight some of the key challenges posed by artificial intelligence, and will identify the next generation of approaches, techniques, and tools that will be needed to develop AI to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

  • Opening: AI in the Open World with Eric Horvitz, Microsoft, Technical Fellow and Managing Director
  • Keynote: Smart Enough to Work With Us? Foundations and Challenges for Teamwork-Enabled AI Systems, with Barbara Grosz, Harvard University
  • Research in Focus: Deep Learning Research and the Future of AI, with Yoshua Bengio, University of Montréal
  • Research in Focus: Conversational Agents, with Alan Ritter, Ohio State University, Lucy Vanderwende, Microsoft, Senior Researcher and Jason Williams, Microsoft, Principal Researcher
  • Fireside Chat with Harry Shum, Microsoft, Executive Vice President, and Christopher Bishop, Microsoft, Technical Fellow and Managing Director

If you’d like to learn more about the Microsoft Faculty Research Summit, you can visit this website to check out the full agenda, list of speakers, and more.

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Will you be tuned into the Faculty Research Summit this year?