AI Research Week

October 1-5, 2018
Cambridge, MA

hosted by the

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Schedule and registration



Join us for the inaugural AI Research Week hosted by MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab


AI Research Week, hosted by the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, will convene thought leaders in AI to share their research, network, identify and formulate new research directions, join in thought-provoking lectures, panels, meetups, workshops, and seminars, and forge new collaborations to address topics critical to the advancement of the field of AI.

The events will bring together researchers from across IBM Research’s many existing AI collaborations, including MIT; the University of California, San Diego; the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; the University of Michigan; the University of Montreal; and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, along with students and researchers from the entire Cambridge and Boston community, industry partners, and new collaborations in the making.

We will continue to add events and seminars leading up to AI Research Week - check back here for updates!


AI Horizons Colloquium

Join us for our full day marquee event, where leading AI researchers will cover the most compelling issues, questions, and capabilities in AI today. The theme of this event is AI for Shared Prosperity, and is intended to bring awareness and understanding of the frontiers of AI, machine learning, deep learning and machine reasoning research; the growing ethical responsibilities as AI scientists and engineers; societal challenges that can benefit from AI; and the pressing needs for AI in industries critical to the global economy, such as healthcare, life sciences, finance, and cybersecurity. Presentations will include inside views of research projects from our MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab and AI Horizons Network universities by the principal investigators leading those projects.

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5 days

of notable speakers, panels, workshops, networking and mentorship from leading figures in AI research.

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Women in Machine Learning @ Cambridge

Calling all aspiring and inspiring Cambridge women AI researchers, and our allies! Since 2006, WiML has been creating opportunities for women in machine learning to present and promote their research, and thereby increase the number of women in machine learning. Starting with this inaugural event at AI Research Week 2018, we will begin hosting quarterly meetups for the Cambridge- and Boston-area community of women in machine learning and AI. Our objective is to encourage women who are students, post-docs or early career researchers in machine learning and AI to build and navigate compelling careers by offering seminars from thought-leading women researchers and engineers, and opportunities to present their own research, to meet and interact with other women in the field, and to find mentors, role models and colleagues. Join this inaugural event to help us launch this exciting new community in Cambridge.


Attend the IBM Cambridge Open House

When: October 1st from 6:00 to 9:00pm
Where: IBM Research Cambridge, 75 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA | Directions