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Saturday, May 19 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Skynet, Matrix, Other: Where Will AI Lead Us?

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A survey of artificial intelligence as it currently stands, this talk will survey what AI is good at and what it's likely to continue to stink at. Hint: our expectations for AI are as likely to be as predictive as were the SF stories anticipating those air-cars, jetpacks, and interstellar flights we enjoy today.

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Martha Wells

Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including The Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads), the Ile-Rien series (including The Death of the Necromancer) as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, media tie-ins (for Star Wars and Stargate: Atlantis... Read More →

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Kenneth Chiacchia

Senior Science Writer, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Ken Chiacchia’s bio reads like a random sampling of events from different people’s lives. A defrocked biochemist, he has since been a public relations writer, freelance newspaper reporter, science fiction author, EMT, search-and-rescue dog handler and search manager, firefighter... Read More →
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Matthew Kressel

Full-stack developer, writer, Tyrell Corporation
Matthew Kressel is a three-time Nebula Award finalist and a World Fantasy Award finalist. His short fiction has appeared in many places, and his work has been translated into six languages. He is a full-stack developer, environmentalist, and cautious optimist. He co-hosts the Fantastic... Read More →
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PJ Manney

author, PJ Manney
PJ Manney is the author of the P.K. Dick Award-nominated (R)EVOLUTION, book 1 in a trilogy with (ID)ENTITY, and the upcoming (CON)SCIENCE, out April 27, 2021. She also writes non-fiction and consults about emerging technology, future humans, empathy-building through storytelling... Read More →
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Aaron M. Roth

Science Fiction / Fantasy writer, Artificial Intelligence / Robotics Scientist
Aaron Roth is a science fiction / fantasy writer. He currently pursues research in robotics and artificial intelligence as a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University. He has worked as a software engineer at tech startups in fields such as machine learning, finance, healthcare... Read More →

Saturday May 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
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