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Tuesday, April 9 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
What AI Can Do - and Can't

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AI is making headlines and disrupting entire industries. But what IS artificial intelligence, and what is it good at? At her AI humor blog, AiWeirdness.com, Shane watches machine learning algorithms struggle to deal with the complexities of the human world. From AIs that struggle to invent plausible paint colors, to AIs that struggle to recognize which pictures don't actually contain giraffes or sheep, the funny failures of AI tell us a lot about their real-world shortcomings as well. Shane talks about the kinds of problems where AI will succeed, fail, or succeed at solving the wrong problem entirely.

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Janelle Shane

Research Scientist, Boulder Nonlinear Systems
Janelle Shane’s AI humor blog, AIweirdness.com, looks at the strange side of artificial intelligence. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, WIRED, Popular Science, All Things Considered, and Slate. Her upcoming book You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Century Center 120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., South Bend, IN 46601