Image: detail of "Monstrous Cubical Crystals" by John Uri Lloyd, part of his 1894 illustrated series "Etidorpha"
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event
  US Mountain Time
Melanie Mitchell

AI is all around us---recognizing our faces in photos, transcribing our speech, constructing our news feeds, navigating our driving routes, answering our search queries, and much more. But rapidly improving AI is poised to play a much bigger role in all of our lives. In this lecture, AI expert Melanie Mitchell will demystify how current-day AI works, how "intelligent" it really is, and what our expectations---and concerns---about its near-term and long-term prospects should be.

Melanie Mitchell is a Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Her current research focuses on conceptual abstraction, analogy-making, and visual recognition in artificial intelligence systems. 

She is the author or editor of six books and numerous scholarly papers in the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and complex systems. Her book Complexity: A Guided Tour won the 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Award and was named by as one of the ten best science books of 2009. Her latest book is Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans. 
She originated the Santa Fe Institute's Complexity Explorer platform, where her online course “Introduction to Complexity” has been taken by over 25,000 students, and is one of Course Central’s “top fifty online courses of all time.”

Free tickets to this event are available via the Lensic Performing Arts Center's box office. Please click here to secure your tickets. Please abide by the Lensic's COVID safety policies.

This lecture will be streamed live via SFI's YouTube channel, and recorded for future viewing.

The 2023 Santa Fe Institute Community Lecture Series is free to attend thanks to generous sponsorship by the McKinnon Family Foundation, with additional support from the Santa Fe Reporter, and the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

SFI Host: 
Jessica Flack, Caitlin McShea

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