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Lecture | Computing, Environment and Life Sciences

Different Ways of Knowing AI

AI Distinguished Lecture

Abstract: Artificial intelligence isn’t a single technology — it’s become a broad field, with applications to almost every area of life. As a result, we can’t view it with just a single lens. Instead, we should use every tool at our disposal. Yes, math and engineering are important, but design and even art are critical as well.

Through a series of examples, I will discuss multiple ways of knowing and understanding how AI works, and how using these different lenses together can broaden participation in the field of AI.

Bio: Martin Wattenberg is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard. He also has a part-time role at Google Research, where he co-founded the People + AI Research initiative. Wattenberg has a Ph.D. in mathematics from U.C. Berkeley.