“The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence”
Presented by: Dr. Murray Campbell
Hosted by: Mario Costa Sousa
Date: Wednesday October 2nd, 2019
Location: ICT 618B, University of Calgary
The field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has existed for decades, but the past few years have seen an explosion in the interest of AI. I will talk about some of the important historical milestones in AI (including my own work on the Deep Blue chess computer), discuss the factors that have led to the current flurry of activity, and describe some new directions that we are pursuing at IBM Research.
Murray Campbell is a Distinguished Research Staff Member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, where he is a manager in the IBM Research AI organization. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computing science from the University of Alberta, and his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. He was a member of the IBM team that developed Deep Blue, which was the first computer to defeat the human world chess champion in a match. He received numerous awards for Deep Blue, including the Allen Newell Medal for Research Excellence and the Fredkin Prize. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).