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Conversations on Artificial Intelligence

You're invited to this special online series for the Caltech community and the public.

Since the 1950s, scientists and engineers have designed computers to "think," making decisions and findings patterns the way humans do. In recent years, artificial intelligence has become increasingly powerful and prevalent: AI propels discovery across scientific fields, enables researchers to delve into problems previously too complex to solve, and drives much of our digital lives.

But where is the line between what machines can achieve and what remains science fiction? How is that line blurring, and what is the future of artificial intelligence? At Caltech, researchers are working at the leading edge of AI, expanding its capabilities, and exploring its impacts on society.

In Conversations on Artificial Intelligence, a webinar series hosted by the Caltech Science Exchange, you will hear directly from Caltech researchers and have the opportunity to ask your own questions.

Past Webinars

Combating Misinformation Online
OCTOBER 18, 2022, 11 a.m. PT
Read the Q&A
Michael Alvarez, Professor of Political and Computational Social Science
Anima Anandkumar, Bren Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
in conversation with
Robert Perkins, Content and Media Strategist, Office of Strategic Communications

The 2022 Midterm Election season is dominating news cycles, and so is discussion of election-related misinformation and disinformation. Computer scientist Anima Anandkumar and election scientist Michael Alvarez are tackling this thorny problem using the power of AI.

In this conversation, Alvarez and Anandkumar will discuss how machine learning can identify and prevent online harassment, as well as how it can help uncover the spread of disinformation on platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Learn about their methods and how the tools they are creating can lead to a more trustworthy social media ecosystem.

This series is presented by the Caltech Science Exchange, which brings expert insight to the scientific questions that define our time. The Caltech Science Exchange offers trustworthy answers, clear explanations, and fact-driven conversation on critical topics in science and technology.