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AI in Business Speaker Series

Demystifying AI and Machine Learning: What You Need to Know

Dr. Pedro Domingos in conversation with Prof. Foster Provost

April 1, 2019 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Demystifying AI and Machine Learning

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On Monday, April 1, NYU Stern's Fubon Center for Technology, Business and Innovation hosted a lecture on “Demystifying AI and Machine Learning” by Dr. Pedro Domingos, the bestselling author of The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World. Released in 2015, Domingos’s book is an introduction to machine learning and how it relates to everyday life. In 2016, Bill Gates recommended The Master Algorithm as one of the two must-read books on AI. In 2018, the book was spotted on the shelf of China's President Xi Jinping.

A fireside chat featuring Dr. Domingos in conversation with NYU Stern Professor Foster Provost, the Director of the Fubon Data Analytics and AI Initiative, followed. They discussed machine learning, artificial intelligence, and more.

Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM | Doors Open; Refreshments will be provided.
6:30 PM | Talk Begins
Location: NYU Stern, Gardner Commons 1-100


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PEDRO DOMINGOS is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington, head of machine learning research at D. E. Shaw, and the author of "The Master Algorithm". He is a winner of the SIGKDD Innovation Award, the highest honor in data science. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and has received a Fulbright Scholarship, a Sloan Fellowship, the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, and numerous best paper awards. His research spans a wide variety of topics in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science, including scaling learning algorithms to big data, maximizing word of mouth in social networks, unifying logic and probability, and deep learning.

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FOSTER PROVOST is Professor of Information Systems, Andre Meyer Faculty Fellow, and Director, Fubon Center, Data Analytics & AI, at the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is also Professor of Data Science and former interim Director of the NYU's Center for Data Science. He previously was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Machine Learning, and Prof. Provost's book, Data Science for Business: What you need to know about data mining and data analytic thinking, is a perennial best-seller explaining machine learning to business folk. Foster stands out in data science for having made substantial contributions across research, business thought leadership, and practical applications.