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What is AI?

Melanie Warrick (Google)
11:30am12:00pm Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Secondary topics:  AI, Deep learning
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What is AI really? Is it simply a technology that mimics human intelligence or something more? Are the robots coming to destroy us, save us, or both? For a long time, AI seemed like a fantasy, even for some in the field of neural net research. But AI is now a tangible, practical reality that is already radically transforming our society.

Melanie Warrick explores the definition of artificial intelligence and seeks to clarify what AI will mean for our world. Melanie summarizes AI’s most important effects to date and demystifies the changes we’ll see in the immediate future, separating myth from realistic expectation.

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Melanie Warrick


Melanie Warrick is a senior developer advocate at Google with a passion for machine learning problems at scale. Melanie’s previous experience includes work as a founding engineer on Deeplearning4j and as a data scientist and engineer at