The Northeast Ohio ACM Professional Chapter, in collaboration with the Artificial Intelligence Journal and the ACM AI Special Interest Group, is hosting a panel discussion on Artificial Intelligence in our Ohio communities. The panel will discuss some of the most important and influential AI projects that are being implemented in Ohio, namely: Self-Driving Vehicles, Smart Cities, Robotics, and Cognitive Computing. It will cover the many hopeful scenarios that AI offers along with the challenges that have to be met when implementing AI technologies. This discussion entitled: “We Come In Peace II” will take place on: Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Youngstown State University’s McDonough Museum of Art Auditorium, 525 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio. The special guest moderator will be Nikola Danaylov, #1 bestselling author of the book “Conversations with the Future”. He is also a keynote speaker, Futurist, strategic adviser, popular International Blogger and Podcast host of “Singularity 1-on-1”. He is considered the “Larry King” of the Singularity. The panelists will be: Andrew Konya: Co-founder & CEO of Remesh, an Cleveland-based AI company. Doug McCollough: CTO of Dublin Ohio Dr. Shiqi Zhang: AI and Robotics Researcher at Cleveland State University Dr. Jay Ramanathan: Executive Director of Paul Carlson: Intelligent Community Strategist for Columbus Ohio Dr. Mark Vopat: Professor of Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics at Youngstown State University AI technology and applications are apart of our daily lives. There are AI startups and efforts popping all over Ohio but there has not been a platform [More]
Timnit Gebru, Stanford Alum and Co-Founder of Black in AI, shares remarkable insights to show how artificial intelligence is influencing thinking and decision-making in ways we didn’t imagine and must counter before it further marginalizes people. Timnit works at Microsoft, New York in the Fairness Accountability Transparency and Ethics (FATE) Group where her team works on the complex social implications of AI, machine learning, data science, large-scale experimentation, and increasing automation. She previously worked at Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence Lab where she received her PhD, and is Co-Founder of Black in AI, an organization that aims to foster collaborations and discuss initiatives to increase the presence of Black people in the field of Artificial Intelligence. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at