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The physics of AI (sponsored by IBM Watson)

Dario Gil (IBM)
9:20am–9:30am Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom
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The extraordinary progress in AI over the last few years has been enabled, in part, by modern advancements in computing. Algorithmic ideas that had been around for decades have finally been brought to life thanks to Moore’s law and innovations in microprocessor and computing architectures (e.g., GPUs). With Moore’s law slowing down, we can expect to see new types of innovations emerge that will allow the rate of progress to continue. Dario Gil explores state-of-the-art computing for AI as it exists today as well as an innovation that will lead us into the decades to come: quantum computing for AI.

This keynote is sponsored by IBM Watson.

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Dario Gil


Dario Gil is a leading technologist and senior executive at IBM. As vice president of AI and IBM Q, Dario is responsible for IBM’s artificial intelligence research efforts and for IBM’s commercial quantum computing program, IBM Q. Previously, he was the vice president of science and solutions, directing a global organization of 1,500 researchers across 12 laboratories with a broad portfolio of activities spanning the physical sciences, the mathematical sciences, and industry solutions based on AI, IoT, blockchain, and quantum technologies. His research results have appeared in over 20 international journals and conferences, and he is the author of numerous patents. Dario is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.