We were thrilled to welcome Rodney Brooks, computer scientist, roboticist, and entrepreneur. He was a Panasonic Professor (emeritus) of Robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is a founder and former Chief Technical Officer of iRobot (makers of Roomba vacuum) and co-Founder of Rethink Robotics. Brooks may be recognized from his featured appearance in the 1997 movie "Fast, Cheap & Out of Control."
Watch Rodney Brooks's Shannon Lecture from December 13, 2018:
Brooks spoke about "The future of Innovation in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics" at his Shannon Luminary Lecture on December 13, 2018. Today we see the successful exploitation of innovative AI research that will stretch on for many years. Eventually we will need new innovations, on the order of importance of Deep Learning to continue to fuel AI and robotics deployment. This talk will explore the history of hard problems in AI, what is still very hard today, and how early along the way towards human level intelligence we really are.