The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Imagination in Action, have announced AI Frontiers and Implications, a one-day conference on June 27, 2023, at the MIT Strata Center. The event, which is a collaborative effort between the two organizations, marks the 60th anniversary of the globally acclaimed MIT CSAIL, and brings together 60 distinguished MIT scholars and 30 visionary entrepreneurs who are leading AI-focused companies.

The conference promises a dynamic exchange of ideas from the brightest minds in AI who will share cutting-edge research, best practices, and groundbreaking case studies that highlight the remarkable ways in which educators and organizations are leveraging the technology to enhance our world. The day culminates with a reception and concert by the Kendall Square Orchestra.

Highlighted among the esteemed lineup of 60 speakers are five trailblazers:

  • Bob Metcalfe: Celebrated recipient of the prestigious 2022 Turing Award, often dubbed the “Nobel Prize” of computing.
  • Professor Jacob Andreas: A visionary researcher building machine learning models that learn language in human-like ways.
  • Professor Antonio Torralba: A pioneer in constructing models that learn spoken language by seeing and hearing.
  • Professor Dina Katabi: An innovator who is studying ways to use digital biomarkers and contactless health monitoring to improve health outcomes.
  • Professor Armando Solar-Lezama: A groundbreaking researcher in the realm of AI systems that automate software development.

The event honors the 60th anniversary of Project MAC, (Multiple Access Computer and Machine Aided Cognition) which catalyzed the establishment of an official computer science curriculum at MIT. The landmark initiative triggered a highly prolific era of computing research that led to the emergence of MIT’s Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) and the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab. The two powerhouses united to form CSAIL.

Registration is open and complimentary.

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