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Kristian Hammond

ECC Humanities Center Speaker Series Presents:

Kristian Hammond

Artificial Intelligence: How Smart Machines Will Change Our Lives
Wednesday March 6, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Seigle Auditorium: Building E
Free Admission

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Kristian Hammond is a Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University and the co-founder and Chief Scientist of the Artificial Intelligence company Narrative Science. He has spent most of his career focused on the problem of making machines smarter. Since the fall of 2016, he has been the faculty lead of the University’s CS + X initiative where he has been exploring how computational thinking can be used to transform fields such as the law, medicine, and education. He has recently taken on the role of directing Northwestern’s new Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence.

He is an Ambassador at Large for the IBM AI XPrize and was recently a member of a UN policy committee examining the issues of autonomous lethal devices (killer robots). He believes in humanizing computers with the aim of stopping the process of mechanizing people. Kris received his PhD from Yale.

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