Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact: Artificial Intelligence on the Big Screen
SEPTEMBER 23, 2023, 1–2:30 p.m. PT Beckman Auditorium, Caltech Campus
In person only
Arrive early for festivities, food, and merchandise outside the auditorium. Preshow activities start at 11:30 a.m.
Special-edition pins will be available to the first 500 attendees.
Artificial Intelligence propels discovery across scientific fields and drives progress in our digital and physical lives.
But it also surfaces thorny economic, ethical, and safety questions.
At Caltech, researchers work at the leading edge of computation, data science, and machine learning, expanding the capabilities of AI while also examining its effects on society. Join Caltech for a public event that explores the science behind depictions of artificial intelligence in films such as The Terminator, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Matrix, and WALL-E.
Moderated by Latif Nasser, co-host of Radiolab, a panel of experts will use pop culture storytelling as a springboard to discuss the state of AI technology and where it is heading; whether we can trust AI; and how to protect against misinformation, bias, and other challenges. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with AI technology themselves.
Georgia Gkioxari, Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Electrical Engineering and William H. Hurt Scholar
Eric Mazumdar, Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Economics
Yisong Yue, Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
REGISTRATION IS AT CAPACITY
There will be a standby ticket line at the event.
Tickets Printed and virtual tickets will be accepted at the door.
Visitor Parking Free parking is available in either of the two Caltech lots on S. Wilson Avenue, between E. Del Mar Boulevard and San Pasqual Street. Parking locations are indicated with circles on the map below. Accessible parking is available in Lot 12.
Event Location Follow signs from either parking lot to Beckman Auditorium, which is located at 332 S. Michigan Avenue on the north side of campus. The event location is indicated with a star on the map below.
Event itinerary 11:30 a.m.: Preshow mixer, concessions, and activities (Join the AI scavenger hunt, downloadiNaturalist for use during the preshow) 12:30 p.m.: Doors open 1 p.m.: Panel begins
This event is presented by theCaltech Science Exchange, which brings expert insight to the scientific questions that define our time. CSE offers trustworthy answers, clear explanations, and fact-driven conversation on critical topics in science and technology.