Summer Astronomy / Artificial Intelligence

Guests:

ANDREW FRAKNOI Director, Project ASTRO Astronomical Society of the Pacific Chair, Astronomy Department Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, California

ERIC HORVITZ Senior Researcher & Manager Adaptive Systems & Interaction Group Microsoft Research
Redmond, Washington

CYNTHIA BREAZEAL Post-Doctoral Associate Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts

DOUGLAS LENAT President and CEO Cycorp
Austin, Texas

The new Steven Spielberg movie A.I., a tale of an artificial boy looking for real love, opens this week. However, the world's a long way from seeing robotic kids or homicidal computers. In this hour, we'll talk about the real state of the art in artificial intelligence research. We'll also take a look at what astronomical events will be taking place this summer.

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