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
CYNTHIA BREAZEAL Post-Doctoral Associate Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DOUGLAS LENAT President and CEO Cycorp
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.