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Unifying Logic and Probability: A "New Dawn" for Artificial Intelligence?

Stuart Russell ( Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley and LIP6, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris )
Logic and probability are ancient subjects whose unification holds significant potential for the field of artificial intelligence. A recent cover article in New Scientist went so far as to announce an "Intelligence Revolution" and a "New Dawn for AI". This talk will explain some of the underlying technical ideas and their application.

* L'orateur est soutenu par, et cette présentation est donné sous les auspices de, la Chaire Internationale de Recherche Blaise Pascal financé par l’État et la Région d'Île de France, gérée par la Fondation de l'école Normale Supérieure.

* The speaker is supported by, and this talk is given under the auspices of, the Blaise Pascal International Research Chair, funded by l'État et la Région d'Île de France and administered by the Fondation de l'École Normale Supérieure.

Speaker bio

Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery at UC San Francisco. He is currently a visiting professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and holds the Chaire Blaise Pascal. His research covers many aspects of artificial intelligence and machine learning. He is a fellow of AAAI, ACM, and AAAS and winner of the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award and the ACM Karlstrom Award. His book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" (with Peter Norvig) is the standard text in the field.

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