Carol Elliott | January 23, 2018
From Siri and Alexa to driverless cars and robots, artificial intelligence and the many devices AI inhabits are well integrated into our everyday lives. But as the technology advances, ethical and moral questions arise.
Ten Years Hence, an annual lecture series sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, will explore advances in AI and the potential implications for the human community. The series “Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: The Decade Ahead” takes place on select Fridays from 10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in Mendoza’s Jordan Auditorium.
The Ten Years Hence speaker series explores issues, ideas and trends likely to affect business and society over the next decade. Students, faculty and the community use guest speaker comments as a springboard for structured speculation about emerging issues and the next decade.
The talks are free and open to the public.
The full schedule is as follows:
Jan. 26: Jim Schmiedeler, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering,
University of Notre Dame. Schmiedeler — whose research focuses on robotics, human biomechanics and the intersection of the two — will present “Ubiquitous Robots? Challenges and Opportunities.”
Feb. 23: Nitesh Chawla, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame. Chawla’s research focuses on data science, machine learning and network science. He is especially interested in driving technological innovations to augment human intelligence toward the goal of benefiting the common good.
March 2: Otto Berkes, chief technology officer, CA Technologies. Berkes is responsible for technical leadership and innovation, further developing the company’s technical community, and aligning its software strategy, architecture and partner relationships to deliver customer value.