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Is AI Laughing At Us

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Monday, February 4, 2019

Main Library
449 Broadway
Lecture Hall

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Join a spirited and accessible discussion of artificial intelligence and art, how humor and creativity interrelate, and the successes and the shortcomings of new AI technologies, featuring poet and lawyer Jessica Fjeld, Google AI Engineering Director Jon Orwant and metaLAB research assistant (and incoming Harvard student) Nikhil Dharmaraj, inspired by Cambridge Public Library’s recent exhibition, The Laughing Room, in which visitors found themselves on a sitcom set where the laughter was controlled by an AI. Presented as part of Horizons: Exploring Breakthroughs in Science & Technology and Their Impact on Society, a lecture series of the the STEAM Initiative at Cambridge Public Library. Cosponsored by metaLAB (at) Harvard and the ARTificial Intelligence group at MIT. Learn more about the panel here: https://metalabharvard.github.io/projects/ailaughing/