Artificial Intelligence with Dr. Dario Gil

Rick is joined by AI expert, Dr. Dario Gil for a quick talk on the state of AI.

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Artificial intelligence was once a topic debated among academics – but now, it’s changing the way businesses work, and the way consumers interact with the world. IBM Research just issued a recap of the top papers it published in 2018, many of which contributed to what are being identified as this year's top 10 achievements in AI. These include AI’s new abilities to:

Debate humans on complex topics while limiting the influence of emotion, bias and ambiguity Bring art and science together to develop new novel fragrances that have never been smelled before Detect unconscious bias in training data and models used in the workplace

The evolution of AI is expected to skyrocket even further in 2019 with what IBM Research calls “broad AI.” While today’s AI is typically focused on solving specific problems, AI will evolve significantly to learn more generally and become even more versatile. As AI continues to evolve and be implemented around the world, some of the game-changing AI achievements in the industry has roots in an IBM Research lab. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. IBM Research works to advance the field through an extensive portfolio of research focused on three areas: towards human-level intelligence, platform for business, and hardware and the physics of AI.

Topics discussed:

How has artificial intelligence changed in 2018? How is it affecting the daily lives of regular people like you and me? What were some of the top AI achievements of 2018? What was IBM Research’s role in many of these achievements? What can we expect to see artificial intelligence do in 2019? Where can our viewers go for more information?

Dr. Dario Gil is the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Quantum and AI, IBM Research, a global organization with over 3,000 researchers across 12 laboratories on six continents, that is advancing the frontiers of information technology. As COO, Dr. Gil is responsible for guiding the strategic agenda of IBM Research, defining IBM’s annual Global Technology Outlook, driving operations and financial plan execution, and establishing partnerships with companies and universities worldwide. As the Vice President of AI and Quantum Computing, Dr. Gil is also responsible for IBM’s global research efforts in artificial intelligence and for IBM's quantum computing program. He co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab along with Professor Anantha Chandrakasan, Dean of the MIT School of Engineering. Dr. Gil’s research results have appeared in more than 20 international journals and conferences and he is the author of numerous patents. Dr. Gil is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.