As one of the most popular felds nowadays, “artifcial intelligence” (AI) concerns how a machine mimics human’s “cognitive” functions. Traditional problems of AI research include reasoning, planning, learning, natural language processing, perception, and the ability to move and manipulate objects. AI has transformed many aspects of our lives -- from iPhone Siri to Snapchat image flters, autonomous driving to DJI phantom, Amazon Echo to security robots, and more. Predictions of the near future intrigue a large group of people from various disciplines. Regardless whether you are an entrepreneur, scholar, student, or white collars, during the 2018 CMU Summit Artifcial Intelligence Panel, we will take you on a journey to gaze into the near future, a world submerged by computer science and mathematics, statistics and machine learning, logic and algorithms.


Panel Subtopics

  • Machine Learning with a focus on Deep Learning
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • AI for Social Good
  • Data/Graph/Text Mining
  • Game Theory and Decision Making
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computer Vision and Object Recognition

Guest Speakers



Jeff Schneider

  • Research professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Senior engineering manager at Uber's Advanced Technologies Center





Eduard Hovy

  • Professor at the Language Technology Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Co-Director for Research of the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA)
  • Regular High-Level Visiting Scientist, International Guest Academic Talents (IGAT) Program for the Development of University Disciplines in China (111 Program), China (Jan 2008 -- Dec 2017)



Artur W. Dubrawski

  • Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology in University of Pittsburgh
  • Chair in Systems Neuroscience
  • Adjunct Professor of Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University




Ruslan Salakhutdinov

  • UPMC professor of Computer Science in the Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University
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Qirong Ho

  • Co-Founder and CTO, Petuum

Aaron Li

  • Founder and CEO,

Ashish Aggarwal

  • Principal, Grishin Robotics

Fei Fang

  • Assistant Professor, Institute for Software Research, CMU
  • Panel Moderator