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Pre-conference Workshops: Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23, 2017
Main Conference: Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26, 2017 
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Saturday, March 25 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
ASIS&T Presents... Can We Create ‘Social’ Machines?

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Artificial Intelligence is accelerating at an unprecedented speed, and as such is poised to play an incredibly greater role in our lives over the next few years. Deep neural networks currently achieve state-of-the-art performance on a very wide range of tasks, from speech recognition and machine translation to image detection and visual understanding. With these advances in the background, we are now able to pay more attention to the difficult questions of creating more socially and psychologically sophisticated machines. In this talk, I discuss some of the relevant issues and introduce some of our recent work focused at creating ‘social’ machines. 


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Muhammad Abdul-Mageed

University of British Columbia
Muhammad Abdul-Mageed is an is an Assistant Professor of Information Science in the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (iSchool), UBC. | | Before UBC, Dr. Abdul-Mageed was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University (2015-2016) where he created and taught courses on Social Media Mining, Sentiment Analysis, Computer-Mediated Communication, and Python Programming. In 2015-2015 he... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
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