Forward Fest on Nov. 20 will give attention to information science and synthetic intelligence.

Brad Smith

Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft and a 1981 alumnus, will serve as moderator for the dwell dialogue on Nov. 20. Forward Fest is free and open to the public. All programming might be livestreamed on the Forward Fest Website und auf der University’s YouTube channel.

Princeton’s Forward Fest — a digital public conversation series and a month-to-month spotlight of the University’s yearlong A Year of Forward Thinking neighborhood engagement marketing campaign — continues at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, with a deep-dive into the promise and peril of information science and synthetic intelligence. The dwell occasion highlights how the University’s “forward thinkers” are utilizing interdisciplinary analysis, instructing and scholarship for real-world impression.

“Researchers and scholars in nearly every field are able to delve more deeply into a wider set of problems because of today’s enhanced computational methods of converting raw data into meaning,” stated Jennifer Rexford, the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor in Engineering; professor of pc science and a 1991 alumna. “Data scientists at Princeton — from engineering and the physical and life sciences, to humanities and the social sciences — are working together on rigorous interdisciplinary research to improve techniques such as machine learning and deep learning, while simultaneously making discoveries in their own academic disciplines. It’s quite an exciting time to be involved in data science at Princeton.”

Gathering a spread of voices, Forward Fest goals to spark dialogue throughout the worldwide Princeton neighborhood — college students, faculty, employees, alumni and different thinkers — to have interaction with and discover large concepts and their infinite prospects for shaping the longer term.

Forward Fest occasions are free and open to the public. All programming might be dwell streamed on the Forward Fest Website und auf die University’s YouTube channel. Registration shouldn’t be required, however attendees can RSVP to obtain a useful resource information and occasion updates. Captioning might be out there for all classes. After the occasion, all programming might be viewable on the University’s YouTube channel.

Nicholas Johnson

Nicholas Johnson, valedictorian of the Class of 2020, will give welcoming remarks on the Nov. 20 Forward Fest digital occasion.

The first Forward Fest, Oct. 23-24, centered on public well being, justice and the 2020 election. View all of the classes on Princeton’s YouTube-Kanal.

Thinking Forward Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is a 75-minute program at 8 p.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 20, and will function a dialogue with faculty members throughout a range of disciplines. The occasion will conclude with a vigorous Q&A interval. Attendees can have interaction in Q&A by emailing questions upfront to forwardfest@princeton.edu or in real-time within the chat on YouTube.

Nicholas Johnson, valedictorian of the Class of 2020, will give welcoming remarks. Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft and a 1981 alumnus, will serve as moderator for the dwell dialogue with three faculty panelists:

  • Matthew Salganik, Professor für Soziologie und Direktor der Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton, will communicate on the sturdy functions of information science inside the social sciences as nicely as his current work on predictive modeling of life outcomes and what it has to say about the advantages and limitations of current computational developments.
  • Mona Singh, professor of pc science and the Lewis-Sigler-Institut für Integrative Genomik, will focus on how interdisciplinary work utilizing advancing computational strategies is unlocking some of essentially the most urgent questions within the organic sciences.
  • Elad Hazan, Professor der pc science, co-director of Google AI at Princeton and a 2006 Princeton graduate alumnus, will communicate in regards to the potential breakthroughs in a range of fields made potential by means of collaboration between larger training and business.
Elad Hazan, Matthew Salganik, Mona Singh

Speakers throughout the Nov. 20 Forward Fest digital occasion embody Matthew Salganik (left), professor of sociology and director of the Center for Technology Policy at Princeton; Mona Singh, professor of pc science and the Lewis Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics; and Elad Hazan, professor of pc science, co-director of Google AI at Princeton and a 2006 Princeton graduate alumnus.

Additional multimedia programming on Nov. 20 will spotlight the analysis of:

Forward Fest will proceed month-to-month all through A Year of Forward Thinking, Oct. 2020-June 2021.

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