Join us for our full day marquee event, where leading AI researchers will cover the most compelling issues, questions, and capabilities in AI today. Presentations will include a fireside chat with Turing Award Winner Professor Yoshua Bengio, and 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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Livestream Schedule

Livestream begins on September 17, 2019 at 8:30 AM ET.


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8:30 AM

Welcome Address

8:40 AM

IBM Research and the Future of Computing

Dario Gil
Director, IBM Research, IBM Chair, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

9:05 AM

Keynote: Beyond IID: Meta-learning Disentangled Causal Variables and How the World Works

Yoshua Bengio
A.M. Turing Award Full Professor, Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms, Founder and Scientific Director of Mila, Scientific Director of IVADO, CIFAR Fellow and Program Director

10:00 AM

How Can We Trust AI?

Saska Mojsilovic
Head of AI Foundations, IBM Research Co-Director of IBM Science for Social Good, IBM Fellow

10:30 AM


10:45 AM

Clinically Useful Machine Learning: How Close Are We?

Collin Stultz
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT Faculty at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology Cardiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

11:15 AM

From AI Research to Industries

David Cox
IBM Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Aude Oliva
MIT Executive Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab MIT Quest for Intelligence

11:45 AM

Mastering Language

Roger Levy
Associate Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, Director of the Computational Psycholinguistics Laboratory

12:15 PM


1:15 PM

Self-supervised Learning

Antonio Torralba
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, MIT Director of the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, Inaugural Director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence

1:45 PM

Spotlight talks from AI Horizons Network and MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab Collaborative Research Projects

Michael Carbin
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT

Chris Sims
Assistant Professor, Department of Cognitive Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Julie Shah
Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT Associate Professor, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT

Alexander Schwing
Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

Hendrik Strobelt
Research Staff Member, IBM Research

03:30 PM


3:45 PM

Panel: Towards more Human-like learning in AI

Josh Tenenbaum
Professor, Dept of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT

Laura Schulz
Professor of Cognitive Science in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department at MIT, Primary Investigator of the MIT Early Childhood Cognition Lab

Leslie Kaebling
Panasonic Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Pulkit Agrawal
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT

4:30 PM

Perspectives on the Future of Computing for AI

Andrew McCallum
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Song Han
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT

Jerry Chow
IBM, Manager, Experimental Quantum Computing

Vivienne Sze
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT


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