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

Pope Francis has praised the internet as "a gift from God," extolling the possibilities it provides for... See more
The robots are coming and they’re getting smarter, evolving from single-task devices (think Roomba) into machines that... See more
As our society grapples with the ramifications of developments like machine learning and genetic testing, a surprising... See more
As the prospect of mass implementation of artificial intelligence begins to alter realistic expectations of its impacts... See more
We love the convenience of living online. But we want more control over where our personal information goes and who can... See more
Work, play, privacy, communication, finance, war, and dating: algorithms and the machines that run them have upended... See more

Pages