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Humans, Data
and Machines

A Series of 6 Lectures Exploring Our World and Ourselves

The University of Arizona College of Science, Spring 2018

MONDAYS 7PM - JANUARY 22 TO FEBRUARY 26

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Humans, Data
and Machines

A Series of 6 Lectures Exploring Our World and Ourselves

The University of Arizona College of Science, Spring 2018

MONDAYS 7PM - JANUARY 30 TO MARCH 6

MONDAYS 7PM - JANUARY 22 TO FEBRUARY 26

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Lectures

Series Overview

In our automated lives, we generate and interact with unprecedented amounts of data. This sea of information is constantly searched, catalogued, analyzed and referenced by machines with the ability to uncover patterns unseen by their human creators. These new insights have far reaching implications for our society. From our everyday presence online, to scientists sequencing billions of genes or cataloging billions of stars, to cars that drive themselves – this series of six lectures will explore how the confluence of humans, data and machines extends beyond science – raising new philosophical and ethical questions.

JANUARY 22

Stephen Kobourov
Problem Solving With Algorithms

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JANUARY 29

Mihai Surdeanu
The Minds of Machines

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FEBRUARY 5

Jane Bambauer
Machine Influencers and Decision Makers

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FEBRUARY 12

Louis von Ahn
What Machines Do That Humans Cannot

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FEBRUARY 19

Nirav Merchant
Working Alongside Thinking Machines

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FEBRUARY 26

Vincent J. Del Casino Jr.
There is No Such Thing as Big Data

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Location

Centennial Hall
Lectures will be held at Centennial Hall on the campus of the University of Arizona.
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Parking
Parking is available on a pay-per-use basis in the Tyndall Avenue Garage.
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Time and Cost
All lectures begin at 7PM and are free to the public.

FAQ

How much are tickets?

Free! Every lecture is free to attend.

Where are the lectures held?

The lecture series is held in Centennial Hall on the University of Arizona Campus.

When do the lectures begin?

Lectures begin at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM and we encourage you to arrive at Centennial Hall before 6:30 PM, as seating is limited.

Where should I park?

The closest parking garage is the Tyndall Avenue Garage. There are two more nearby garages at Main Gate and 6th Avenue. You can find a campus map here.

Will there be an overflow site if Centennial Hall is full?

Yes, there will be an overflow location within a short walking distance from Centennial Hall.

Will the lectures be streamed or taped?

Yes, each lecture is streamed live by AZPM On Demand. Each lecture will also air on television at a date and time to be announced. Podcasts are generally posted on this website within one to two weeks of each lecture.

How many years has the lecture series run?

The 2017 lecture series marks our 12th year and our 13th lecture series. The first year we held a fall and a spring series.

How do I support the Lecture Series?

Thank you! Donations can be made here. If you have questions about other ways to give please contact us.