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AI Summit

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Four Seasons, Handle Bar & Terrace
6:30-7:30 PM
A reception will be hosted with drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Friday, June 15, 2018
7:30-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:40 Welcome Remarks

The AI Landscape
This section of the program gives a view into the current state of the art in AI.
8:40-9:10 Bart Selman (Professor, Cornell University)
9:10-9:40 Jeff Clune (Associate Professor, University of Wyoming / Uber AI Labs)
9:40-10 Panel /Question & Answer session

Coffee Break
10-10:20 Coffee/Discussion

Jobs/Future of Work
This section of the programs looks at the economic side of the picture, how work may be
disrupted and at the UBI (Universal Basic Income) proposal.
10:20-10:50 Moshe Vardi (Professor Rice University) AI & Jobs
10:50-11:10 Kristin Sharp (Co-founder, Shift Commision, New America)
11:10-11:30 Scott Santens (Writer and UBI Advocate)
11:30-Noon Panel / Question & Answer session


Featured Speaker
1-2 Joseph Aoun (President of Northeastern University and author of "Robot-Proof") | Moderator: Jeffrey Selingo (Washington Post, NYT Bestselling Author on Higher Education)

Coffee Break
2-2:20 Coffee/Discussion

Current Cutting-Edge Efforts
2:20-2:40 Zvi Galil (Georgia Tech, Dean College of Computing)
2:40-3 Mary Ann Rankin (Provost, University of Maryland)
3-3:20 Hannes Werthner (Dean College of Informatics, T.U. Wien)
3:20-3:40 W. Joseph King (President, Lyon College)
3:40-4:30 Panel / Question & Answer session

Evening Events
Dinner Speaker - Jeff Selingo

6:30-7:30 Reception Prior to Dinner
7:30-9:30 Dinner

Saturday, June 16, 2018
8-9 Continental Breakfast

9-9:45 Farnam Jahanian (President, Carnegie Mellon University)
9:45-10 Question and Answer Session

The section of the program will discuss future strategies universities might take in various areas.
Moderator: Francesca Purcell (Program Director, Education and the Development of Knowledge, American Academy of Arts and Sciences)
10:10-10:30 Michelle Weise (Chief Innovation Officer, Strada Education Network)
10:30-10:50 Caroline Levander (Vice President for Global and Digital Strategy, Rice University)
10:50-11:10 John Mitchell, (Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University)
11:10-11:30 Panel / Question & Answer session

Working Session
This section, we will break into working groups to answer the question, what are the best strategies for 5 and 10 years that universities and institutions of higher education might realistically make now.
11:30-12:30 Moderated by Robert Schnabel (U.C. Boulder) and Kristen Sharp (New America)
12:30-1 Summary of working groups

Closing Remarks
1-1:20 James Caldwell and Moshe Vardi

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