Screenshot of the event banner captured the 7th October 2020.

The Stanford HAI Fall Conference 2020 is Worth Watching

An important platform for interdisciplinary discussions within the field of artificial intelligence

Last year, in 2019 Stanford University launched an Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (Stanford HAI).

In the same year they started a tradition, it seems, of having a fall conference.

I followed this conference last year watching all the talks. Both days can be rewatched on YouTube on these two links:

The 2020 version will zero in on the latest research on cognitive science, neuroscience, vision, language, and thought, informing the pursuit of artificial intelligence.

According to their own website questions to be addressed include:

“How can we hope to build an artificial intelligence when we still understand so little about human intelligence?

How can we build a synergistic partnership between cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence?”

There are currently a variety of talks that are being held at the conference.

Of course it is different from last year with speakers calling in from their homes or workplaces.

So far there has been some interesting tweets worth sharing:

Considering these topics it is often related to brain processing and energy use of humans as opposed to running algorithms.

It is a bit different to see the fall conference this year with video conferencing backgrounds on the speakers.

Still, it is great to see research being presented.

If you have not seen it already I suggest you check it out.

I will aim to do a more comprehensive review when the event is over, however I thought I would let you know through an article that this is happening and worth following.

This is #500daysofAI and you are reading article 491. I am writing one new article about or related to artificial intelligence every day for 500 days.

AI Policy and Ethics at www.nora.ai. Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own. twitter.com/AlexMoltzau