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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.

Spring Quarter 2021 Events

In spring quarter 2021, we plan to continue to host the successful virtual presentation series. In order to engage the community and build collaboration potential, these will be alternated with virtual discussion sessions as was piloted in winter quarter.

To attend these events, please complete this form to join the listserv and receive the calendar invitations. You can also see our PlanItPurple calendar for upcoming event details.


Past Events

Internal Northwestern presentations have been recorded and are available to the Northwestern community on Panopto.

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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