*Hybrid* Richard Waters on AI:
What’s All This About AI and ChatGPT: Benefit or Bane? with Richard Waters, PhD
Are “intelligent” computers about to take over the world or are we just in for a bumpy ride adjusting to the next phase of computer learning systems? Join Dr. Waters for wide-ranging discussion about artificial intelligence – it’s beginnings, where it is today and where it might be heading for better and maybe worse. Get ready with your Questions.
Dick Waters received his PhD in artificial intelligence from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978. For the next 13 years he worked at the MIT AI Lab as a Research
Scientist and co-principal investigator on the Programmer’s Apprentice Project. He was a founding member, of the Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab (MERL) in 1991. As a MERL researcher, his work centered on multi-user interactive environments for work, learning and play. He was made a MERL Fellow in 1996 for that work and is an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He was president of MERL from 1999 – 2023. Now as Chairman he continues to guide the organization.
This program is presented as part of Beacon Hill Village’s “Conversations with...” series with support from Cambridge Trust.
Meet on Zoom or at King’s Chapel Parish House, 64 Beacon Street, at 5:30 p.m. for light refreshments; program begins at 6 p.m. BHV members, their guests, and prospective members. Free.
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