On The Road to Artificial Intelligence

Once the realm of science fiction, smart machines are rapidly becoming part of our world—and these technologies offer amazing potential to improve the way we live. Imagine intelligent, autonomous vehicles that reduce crashes and alleviate congestion in crowded cities. Imagine robots that can help your aged grandma move around safely or instructors that can assist special-needs children in classrooms. Gill Pratt, former head of the Robotics Challenge at DARPA, now heads up the $1 billion Silicon Valley-based, Toyota Research Institute where he and his team are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge in autonomous vehicles and robotics. This session will explore the breakthrough technologies on the horizon and the unprecedented issues we will face in this brave new world.

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: Technology

Financial-technology innovation is accelerating globally, making financial services more affordable, convenient, and... See more
As technology advances into schools, and children grow up immersed in gadgets, apps, and social media, concerns about... See more
Silicon Valley is notoriously a boys’ club, perhaps to society’s detriment. What effects do discrimination and... See more
Far too many students in the United States and around the world face challenges when seeking a quality education; this... See more
After The Atlantic ran a cover story with the headline “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation of Kids?” a spate of... See more
Readers, viewers, and subscribers want and need accurate news and information, but as we attempt to navigate among... See more

Pages