Stuart Russell is a Profesor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery at UC San Francisco. He is currently visiting UPMC and holds the Chaire Blaise Pascal (*). His research covers many aspects of artificial intelligence and machine learning. He is a fellow of AAAI, ACM, and AAAS and winner of the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award. His book “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach” (with Peter Norvig) is the standard text in the field.
(*) L'orateur est soutenu par, et cette présentation est donnée sous les auspices de, la Chaire Internationale de Recherche Blaise Pascal financée par l'État et la Région Île de France, gérée par la Fondation de l'École Normale Supérieure.
Logic and probability are ancient subjects whose unification holds significant potential for the field of artificial intelligence. A recent cover article in New Scientist went so far as to announce an “Intelligence Revolution” and a “New Dawn for AI”. This talk will explain some of the underlying technical ideas and their application.