MD AI Meetup: An AI Enabled Vision of the Future

The February MD AI meetup will be held at UMBC and features Kathleen Walch from Cognilytica, speaking on An AI Enabled Vision of the Future. The meetup starts at 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 12 in UC 312, UMBC with half an hour of networking time, and the program starts at 6:30 pm.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the goals of systems that can behave with the intelligence of humans have been lofty goals envisioned by many for millennia. On the other hand, much of what we envision applying AI to are the fundamental, day-to-day needs of enterprises, individuals, and organizations. In this way we have the conflicting demands of where we want AI research to go and its eventual desired end state combined with the practical needs of today that keep the engine of AI research funded and progressing. In this talk we combine these two different conflicting desires for the future of AI into a cohesive, comprehensive, four-part vision of where these emerging technologies are taking us and the desires of individuals and enterprises.

Kathleen Walch is a serial entrepreneur, savvy marketer, AI and Machine Learning expert, and tech industry connector. She is a principal analyst, managing partner, and founder of Cognilytica, an AI research and advisory firm, and co-host of the popular AI Today podcast.