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Fall 2021 Panel Series: AI Progress and the 20-Year Community Roadmap

The AI@NU Committee is proud to host a thematic panel discussion series to explore the future of AI and AI research. This series will discuss the progress and prospects for each of the three major recommendations from the CCC/AAAI 20-Year Community Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence Research in the US

All panels will be held at 4 pm Central on Zoom. Register here to receive a personalized link to join each session.

Fall 2021 Book Club Discussion Group

The AI community recommended and voted, and this Fall the pilot book club discussion group will be based on Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World by Meredith Broussard. Discussions will be held virtually at 4 pm Central on the following dates: 

Registration will be open soon.

Please complete this form to join the AI@NU listserv to receive invitations to these events and a weekly email newsletter. You can also see our PlanItPurple calendar for upcoming event details.

Fall 2021 AI@NU Graduate Student Group Presentation Series: Industry Leaders in AI Research

The AI@NU Graduate Student Group is hosting an exciting series of presentations this fall featuring researchers at some of the top AI-focused tech companies. These presenters will share insights on the AI research that is being conducted at these companies, and the internship and employment opportunities available there. Graduate students with interest in AI work are particularly encouraged to attend, but all AI researchers and AI enthusiasts across the University are welcome to attend. Click the link below to get all the details on PlanitPurple.

AI and Its Impact

The AI & Its Impact presentation series was started in early 2020 to highlight AI-related research underway and to inspire further research across the university.  The series intends to foster connections, develop collaborations and cultivate Northwestern's AI community.

These interdisciplinary virtual events have featured researchers from across Northwestern as well as invited external experts. Internal Northwestern presentations have been recorded and are available to the Northwestern community on Panopto.

Spring 2021 

June 2: AI and The Impact of Performance Dynamics of Human-Robot Teams; featuring Leslie DeChurch and Noshir Contractor
May 19: AI and Policing; featuring Rob Voigt and Andrew Papachristos
May 5: AI and Interdisciplinary Collaboration; featuring team presentations from Dedre Gentner and Ken Forbus, and the SCALES team represented by David Schwartz, Adam Pah and Andrew Paley
April 21: AI and Mental Health Applications; featuring Russell Fulmer and Carlos Gallo
April 7: Biologically-informed Machine Learning; featuring Rosemary Braun. Detection and Mitigation of Hate Content on Social Media; featuring Suman Kalyan Maity

Winter 2021

March 10: AI & Materials Design; featuring Christopher Wolverton and Randall Snurr
February 24: Leveraging AI in a Pandemic; featuring Aggelos Katsaggelos and Ramsey Wehbe
February 10: AI at the Intersection of Business and Computer Science; featuring Eric Anderson and Sara Sood
January 27: AI@NU joined with the Kellogg AI club to host a presentation on Sony aibo; featuring  Michiko Araki Kelley (Kellogg ’00) VP of Corporate Marketing & New Business at Sony, Sony software design engineers Yuichiro To and Takafumi Hosoi and Kellogg professor Adam Waytz
January 6: AI@NU and INVO welcome Scott Stern, David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology at MIT, to discuss the Impact of AI on Innovation


Fall 2020

December 2: AI Trust & Engagement; featuring Brenna Argall and Brent Hecht

November 18: AI@NU joined with the Law and Technology Initiative to host a public panel event, “Autonomous Systems Failures: Who is Legally and Morally Responsible?” This event featured remarks from panelists Ryan Calo, Madeleine Clare Elish, and Todd Murphey, and a moderated panel discussion led by Dan Linna. Read this article for more on the event and find the recording on YouTube.

October 28: AI & Education; featuring Bruce Sherin and Matthew Easterday
October 21: AI & HCI; featuring Maia Jacobs and Stevie Chancellor
October 14: AI & Social Sciences; featuring Matthew Goldrick and Agnes Horvat
October 7: AI & Precision Medicine; featuring Sanjiv Shah and Yuan Luo

Summer 2020

July 8: McCormick School of Engineering; featuring Todd Murphey, Niall Mangan and Eric Perreault
July 1: Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and School of Education and Social Policy; featuring Richard Gordon, Martin Block and Marcelo Worsley
June 24: Pritzker School of Law; featuring Daniel W. Linna Jr. and John McGinnis
June 17: Feinberg School of Medicine; featuring Abel Kho, Kelly Michelson and Faraz Ahmad

Spring 2020

June 3: School of Communication; featuring Nicholas Diakopoulos, Angela Roberts and Darren Gergle
May 27: Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; featuring Sarah Bouchat, Christopher Berry and Jens Koch
May 20: McCormick School of Engineering - Computer Science; featuring Ken Forbus and Bryan Pardo
May 13: Kellogg School of Management; featuring Brian Uzzi and Hyejin Youn
May 6: Feinberg School of Medicine; featuring Abel Kho, Mozziyar Etemadi and Yuan Luo


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