The Perspectives in AI seminar of the C4AI will host Pattie Maes on December 8th, 17h-18:30 Brasilia time, to talk about “Enhancing Human Cognition”. Abstract: While today’s devices put the world’s information at our fingertips, they do not help us with some of the cognitive skills that are arguably more important to leading a successful and fulfilling life, such as attention, grit, creativity, mindful decision making, and emotion regulation. Building upon insights from psychology and neuroscience, Pattie Maes’ research group at MIT creates AI systems and interfaces for augmenting human cognition. Their designs range from assistive technologies that help people overcome disabilities to technologies that help people further develop their natural abilities and skills. Bio: Pattie Maes is a professor in MIT’s Program in Media Arts and Sciences and until recently served as academic head. She runs the Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces research group, which aims to radically reinvent the human-machine experience. Maes is the editor of three books, and is an editorial board member and reviewer for numerous professional journals and conferences. She has received several awards: Fast Company named her one of 50 most influential designers (2011); Newsweek picked her as one of the “100 Americans to watch for” in the year 2000; TIME Digital selected her as a member of the ?Cyber Elite,? the top 50 technological pioneers of the high-tech world; the World Economic Forum honored her with the title “Global Leader for Tomorrow”; Ars Electronica awarded her the 1995 World Wide Web category prize; and [More]