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Upcoming Events

January 17, 2018
Tech Transfer Evolution: Driving Economic Prosperity

February 13-14, 2018
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Accelerate Translational Research

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AI technology is already surpassing human decision-making in certain instances.  Can machine learning technologies help translate findings in fundamental research into practice, move therapies into the clinical market, and move other products more quickly to commercialization?  What are the regulatory and ethical issues that need to be taken into consideration? How do we best balance risk with reward?

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
2:30-5:00 pm GUIRR Council Meeting (closed session) - NAS 120
5:00-6:30 pm Networking Mixer - West Court

6:30-8:30 pm


Dinner and Keynote Address - Great Hall

  • Oren Etzioni, Chief Executive Officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Moderator: Laurie Leshin, GUIRR University Co-Chair and President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
8:00-8:15 am


Welcome Remarks - Lecture Room

  • Gordon England, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair and Chair of the Board of PFP Cybersecurity
8:15-9:45 am Commercial AI Applications for Discovery, Diagnosis, and Treatment
  • Alvin Rajkomar, Senior Research Scientist at Google Brain
  • Jed Pitera, Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research Center
9:45-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:45 am Cross-Sector Emerging AI Challenges and Opportunities
  • Jeff Alstott, Program Manager for AI at IARPA
  • Nathan Hodas, Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
11:45 am-12:15 pm AI and Intellectual Property
  • Robin Feldman, Director of the Institute of Innovation Law at UC Hastings
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch - West Court
1:15-2:30 pm AI and the Workforce
  • Melvin Greer, Chief Data Scientist, Public Sector Americas, Intel Corporation
2:30-3:00 pm GUIRR Activity Updates
Webinars, Federal Demonstration Partnership, and International Research Collaborations Working Group
3:00 pm