AI and machine learning summit planned for Oct. 5

AI illustration of a brain

The event, which is free and open to public, will explore the past, present and future of artificial intelligence

Release Date: September 25, 2018

The free event, which is open to the public, is being organized by UB and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Artificial intelligence (AI) is having a moment.

From Google and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to Silicon Valley startups, organizations are pouring billions of dollars into AI. They’re hoping intelligent machines will help lead to new discoveries in medicine, materials and more.

The excitement helps explain why the University at Buffalo, which recently launched an institute dedicated to AI, and partners are hosting a summit next month on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The free event, which is open to the public, is being organized by UB and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

It will feature a keynote address by Sargur N. “Hari” Srihari, a SUNY Distinguished Professor in UB’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and AI expert.

The event will also include a roundtable discussion with David Doermann, SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in CSE; George Small, chief technology officer at Moog Inc.; and others. Doermann is the inaugural director of the University at Buffalo Artificial Intelligence Institute.

Organizers say the event is ideal for professionals interested in AI, computer science students (including middle and high school students), as well as anyone with an interest in how artificial intelligence and machine learning will shape the future.

To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-machine-learning-session-tickets-50175689839.

When: Friday, Oct. 5, from 5-7:30 p.m.

Where: The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main St.

Parking, etc.: For info on directions and parking at the Jacobs School building, please visit: http://medicine.buffalo.edu/about/our_campuses.html.

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