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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Gary Marcus

Gary Marcus
CEO and Cofounder, Geometric Intelligence

@GaryMarcus

A scientist, best-selling author, and entrepreneur, Gary Marcus is currently professor of psychology and neural science at NYU and CEO and cofounder of the recently formed Geometric Intelligence, Inc. Gary’s efforts to update the Turing test have spurred a worldwide movement and his research on language, computation, artificial intelligence, and cognitive development has been published widely in leading journals such as Science and Nature. He is also the author of four books, including The Algebraic Mind, Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind, and the New York Times best-seller Guitar Zero, and contributes frequently to the the New Yorker and the New York Times. Gary’s most recent book, The Future of the Brain: Essays By the World’s Leading Neuroscientists, features the 2014 Nobel Laureates May-Britt and Edvard Moser.

Sessions

9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Data-driven Business
Location: 1 E18
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media), Roger Chen (Computable), Ari Gesher (Kairos Aerospace), Hilary Mason (Cloudera Fast Forward Labs), Eva Ho (Susa Ventures), Matthew Tamayo-Rios (Kryptnostic), Ann Johnson (Interana), Gary Marcus (Geometric Intelligence), Shivon Zilis (Bloomberg Beta), Jacomo Corbo (QuantumBlack), Peter Brodsky (HyperScience), Cack Wilhelm (Scale Venture Partners), Alex Rice (HackerOne), Chris Wake (Spire Global, Inc.), Harper Reed (Modest), Dennis Mortensen (x.ai), Rajiv Maheswaran (Second Spectrum), Jessica Stauth (Quantopian)
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 14 ratings)
This is a day to learn about the data innovations that have the potential to blindside even the most careful organizations. Aimed at decision makers, the Innovation + Growth program focuses on how data-oriented startups, academics, and venture capitalists approach innovation and the potential to disrupt incumbent business models. Read more.
12:00pm–12:30pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
I+G
Location: 1E 18
Gary Marcus (Geometric Intelligence)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
For nearly half a century, AI has always seemed as if it was just beyond reach, less than two decades away. Yet "strong AI" in some ways still seems elusive. In this talk, I will give a cognitive scientist's perspective on AI. What have we learned, and what are we still struggling with? Is there anything that programmers of AI can still learn from studying the science of human cognition? Read more.