CME 500: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Real Life Seminar Series

Sponsored by Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME)


Monday, September 24, 2018
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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How will artificial intelligence change the way you live, work and learn?   What skill sets will you need in the future?

On September 24, we kick off a new series of seminars, which we are calling "AI in Real Life."  The first session will be introduced by Gianluca Iaccarino, Director of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University and feature a conversation with:

  • Sharad Goel, Founder & Executive Director, Stanford Computational Policy Lab and Assistant Professor, Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University
  • Ramesh Johari, Associate Professor of Management Science and Engineering and, by Courtesy, of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University
  • Scott Penberthy, Director of Applied AI at Google

Each week the series will feature leaders from industry and academia who will share insights into the world of artificial intelligence and: 

  • Explore exciting advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning and separate the hype from reality.
  • Showcase real-world AI applications that are being used to solve problems, make discoveries and change the world.
  • Discuss challenges around ethics, privacy and bias and potential unintended consequences of this technological transformation.  
  • Highlight how AI is changing fields like medicine, law, education, business, entertainment, etc. and affecting the people who work in them.
  • Illustrate the types of skill sets and knowledge people should acquire to successfully implement AI solutions in their fields.

These experts and influencers who are shaping our AI future will share their vision and will address audience questions.  Students of all academic backgrounds and interests are encouraged to register for this 1-unit course (CME 500).  No prerequisites required.  Register early. The series is open to Stanford faculty, staff, and ICME partners, space permitting.

Speaker line-up for series