AI Colloquium: Maja Mataric (University of Southern California)

Donderdag 21 januari 2021 18:00 - Donderdag 21 januari 2021 19:00 - 2 mensen gaan
AI Colloquium: Maja Mataric (University of Southern California)Utrecht University’s AI Colloquium will this year be organized by the focus area Human-centered Artificial Intelligence. For this AI Colloquium, SIG-coordinator Natasha Alechina has invited Maja Mataric, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics; pioneer of socially assistive robotics and founder and director of the Interaction Lab at the University of Southern California.

About Maja Mataric
Maja Mataric is motivated by the vast need for improving the human condition, and the equally vast potential for affordable human-centered technologies, such as socially assistive robotics (SAR), as means of empowering people and improving human quality of life. As a pioneer of SAR and founder and director of the Interaction Lab at the University of Southern California, her research is aimed at endowing machines with the ability to help people, especially those with special needs. Her lab's focus is on developing technologies that help people help themselves, using technology to augmentat human ability rather than to automate human work. She is passionate about conveying the importance and promise of interdisciplinary research and careers in STEM to all, with a particular focus on K-12 students and teachers, women and other underrepresented groups in engineering, the media, and policy makers.
Wie:
Human-centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
Wat:
AI Colloquium: Maja Mataric (University of Southern California)
Waar:
Het HAI-channel op Teams
Wanneer:
21 January 18:00