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NEW DATE - The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence
Amir Husain - Entrepreneur and computer scientist; Founder and CEO of SparkCognition, Inc.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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6:30 PM Reception
7:00 PM Program
Renaissance Dallas Addison

Arnold Schwarzenegger played one in The Terminator. So did Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049. While Hollywood’s portrayal of sentient machines is both alarming and provocative, Amir Husain—inventor, computer scientist, and artificial intelligence (AI) savant—believes the impending “AI 3.0 Revolution” represents the dawn of a new form of intellectual diversity. Diversity that we should embrace to advance medicine, security, resource management, finance, energy, and other critical fields.

In his new book—The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence—Husain explores the existential questions at the core of AI and its growing importance in our daily lives: Why are humans valuable? What makes us intelligent? And how can we use our intelligence to create other forms of intelligence? Husain deftly explains complex computer science and AI concepts in clear layman’s language to share his vision for a new chapter in humanity.

The founder and CEO of Austin-based SparkCognition—an award-winning machine learning, AI- driven cognitive analytics company—Husain has been awarded 22 U.S. patents and has 40 more pending. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for IBM Watson, a member of the Forbes Technology Council and a member of the Board of Advisors for The University of Texas at Austin’s department of computer science.

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Location: Renaissance Dallas Addison
15201 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
Fees: $30 Members; $55 Non-Members
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