AI in Human-like bodies: Technology and Implications
What: SingularityU Canada Meet the Faculty Webinar Series: Meet Suzanne Gildert
When: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 2:00 PM EST
Who: Suzanne Gildert, SingularityU Canada AI/Robotics Faculty
Description: Advancements in machine learning and AI are enabling robots to become increasingly human-like and social. Over the next couple of decades there will be positive and negative impacts to life and society as robots increasingly understand how humans think and feel. This talk will describe how machines that look, move, and think like us may soon emerge. It will focus on the breakthroughs that are enabling AI minds to become more and more indistinguishable from human intelligence, and will address some of the social, economic and ethical questions that arise from these breakthroughs.
Suzanne is co-founder of Sanctuary AI, a company with a mission to build synthetic humans – “synths” – that are indistinguishable from us physically, cognitively and emotionally. Sanctuary is structured to explore both cutting edge technology and the ethical issues that arise from creating human-like machines. Prior to Sanctuary, Suzanne founded Kindred Inc., an artificial intelligence and robotics company. She hand built over 30 robots to demonstrate Kindred’s core technology concept of human robot tele-operation for reinforcement learning. She grew the company to over 50 employees and opened offices in Vancouver, Toronto, and San Mateo. She helped raise over $50M in venture funding for Kindred from top tier investors including Eclipse, Google Ventures, First Round Capital and Data Collective. Suzanne holds a PhD in Physics and Electronics from the University of Birmingham, UK
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