Keynote speakers and their speech titles:
Thomas G. Dietterich, Reflections on CALO: General Intelligence for the Desktop
President-Elect of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Oregon State University
Thomas G. Dietterich’s research spans many areas of artificial intelligence including machine learning, reasoning, computer vision, intelligent user interfaces, and applications in science. Dietterich was “Chief Learning Officer” of the CALO project (Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes), and as part of that project he studied ways of integrating multiple, independently-engineering learning components into a system that could perform end-to-end learning. He has a long-standing interest in general intelligence and has helped organize several workshops on human-level AI research.
Dileep George, Building A.I the brain way : triumphs and trials
Vicarious Systems, Inc.
Dr. Dileep George, Ph.D. is a Co-Founder at Vicarious Systems, Inc., a firm developing machine learning software based on the computational principles of the human brain. Previously Dr. George was the Chief Technology Officer and a Co-Founder of Numenta —- a company he co-founded with Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky. H. Dr. George was a Research Fellow at the Redwood Neuroscience Institute and has authored 22 patents and many influential papers on the mathematics of brain circuits. Dr. George earned his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and his BS from IIT, Bombay.
Stuart C. Shapiro, MGLAIR: Modal Grounded Layered Architecture with Integrated Reasoning
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Engineering and Affiliated Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
He received his SB in Mathematics from MIT, and his MS and PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His primary research interests are in knowledge representation and reasoning, natural language understanding and generation, cognitive robotics, and cognitive architectures. He is a past Chair of ACM/SIGART; past President of KR, Inc.; a Life Senior Member of the IEEE; an ACM Distinguished Scientist; and a Fellow of the AAAI.