Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030: a One Hundred Year Study (workshop)

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About This Workshop 

If you could peer into a crystal ball and see what artificial intelligence and life will be like in the year 2030, what would you see?

JOIN US for Part 1 of this 4-part, interactive workshop series that will ask and answer this very question using the much-cited, recently-published, Stanford University research report: Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030: One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence.

Our special guest presenter, Dr. James Fan (co-creator of IBM’s Watson Question Answering System which beat the greatest human Jeopardy! players of all time), will walk us through the purpose and importance of this research report, it’s overarching implications, and review the history of artificial intelligence from its earliest beginnings, until now. This will be workshop will be an introduction and overview for anyone interested in exploring this topic and understanding this report.

What is “The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence”?

The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence is a longterm investigation of the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its influences on people, their communities, and society… [The report is meant] to consider the likely influences of AI in a typical North American city by the year 2030.  

The Study Panel, comprising experts in AI and other relevant areas, focused their attention on eight domains they considered most salient: transportation; service robots; healthcare; education; low-resource communities; public safety and security; employment and workplace; and entertainment. In each of these domains, the report both reflects on progress in the past fifteen years and anticipates developments in the coming fifteen years. It considers the science, engineering, and deployment of AI-enabled computing systems.

The Study Panel reviews AI’s progress… envisions the potential advances that lie ahead, and describes the technical and societal challenges and opportunities these advances raise, including in such arenas as ethics, economics, and the design of systems compatible with human cognition. The overarching purpose of the One Hundred Year Study… is to provide a collected and connected set of reflections about AI and its influences as the field advances. This report is the first in the planned series of studies that will continue for at least a hundred years.” — edited excerpt from The 100 Year Study on Artificial Intelligence

Who Is the Targeted Audience for this Report?

The report is designed to address four intended audiences. For the general public, it aims to provide an accessible, scientifically and technologically accurate portrayal of the current state of AI and its potential. For industry, the report describes relevant technologies and legal and ethical challenges, and may help guide resource allocation. The report is also directed to local, national, and international governments to help them better plan for AI in governance. Finally, the report can help AI researchers, as well as their institutions and funders, to set priorities and consider the ethical and legal issues raised by AI research and its applications.

What Will Dr. James Fan Cover In This Workshop?

In this workshop series, we will be covering the report methodically based on the Table of Contents to ensure that we offer a thorough overview of its content and intent. Dr. Fan will be covering the following sections of the report, which can be downloaded and reviewed (PDF) via the link above:

  • The Executive Summary and Report Overview
  • Section I: What is Artificial Intelligence?
    • Defining AI
    • AI Research Trends
  • Appendix I: A Short History of AI


No technical experience required. This is a non-technical workshop meant for everyone: marketers, advertisers, developers, engineers, product managers, investors, data analysts, students, policy wonks — all are welcome! We have an interactive experience that will offer workshop attendees an opportunity to discuss the topic and problem-solve together.

Guest Presenter

“I am passionate about automatic question answering in open domains.”

Dr. James Fan, CEO & Co-founder at AI startup:

Dr. James Fan was a co-creator of Watson Question Answering System which beat the greatest human Jeopardy! players of all time. It was featured in The New York Times as one of the biggest AI success stories.

He is currently the CEO and co-founder of (an advanced artificial intelligence agent that can directly resolve customer issues in real time across multiple channels).

Dr. Fan has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and he is the author/co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed papers.


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$20 Early Bird
$45 Standard

Guest Instructor
Dr. James Fan, co-creator of Watson Question Answering System which beat the greatest human Jeopardy! players of all time, CEO/co-Founder of
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Start Time

6:00 pm

May 10, 2017

Finish Time

8:30 pm

May 10, 2017


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