Visions of AI Futures

A Workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Co-organised by AI Singapore and NUS Computing

For a long time, researchers did not make much progress in creating general and capable artificial intelligence agents. The field fragmented, and researchers specialised in subareas involving perception, reasoning, learning, representation, and related application areas. Recent progress in techniques, catalysed by the availability of large amounts of data and exponentially increasing computational resources, has brought astounding successes. Autonomous vehicles can now drive alongside humans in cities. An artificial intelligence programme has finally beaten the Go world champion. Computers can now match or exceed human performance in recognising faces and speech, and even translate languages well enough to be useful.

Given the progress, it is now timely to take a more unified view of AI. At this workshop, researchers across various AI subareas will share their research visions and the perspectives from their fields, offering participants insights into some of the impediments to achieving more capable AI systems.

The programme features talks by global leaders and experts in various AI areas, including members of AI Singapore’s International Advisory Panel.

Date: 26 May, 2018
Time: 0900hrs – 1545hrs
(Registration begins at 0815hrs) – Morning/ Full Day
(Registration begins at 1215hrs) – Afternoon Session
Venue: Seminar Room 1
Level 2, COM1
NUS School of Computing
13 Computing Drive
Singapore 117417

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what to expect?

The programme features talks by global leaders and experts in various AI areas, including members of AI Singapore’s International Advisory Panel.
Sharing of research visions
Perspectives from AI subfields
Insights into impediments to achieving more capable AI systems

Countdown to event

Day(s)

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Hour(s)

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Minute(s)

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Second(s)

0900 – 0905

Opening and Welcome Speech

0905 – 0935

Talk 1: Prof Leslie P. Kaelbling

Topic: Making Robots Behave

0935 – 1005

Talk 2: Mr Ming Lei

Topic: Industry Opportunities in the AI era

1005 – 1040

Lightning Talks A

  • Gim Hee LEE (NUS)
    • Topic: Computer Vision for Intelligent Systems
  • Kuldeep MEEL (NUS)
    • Topic: The Second Coming of Logic in AI
  • Shaowei LIN (SUTD)
    • Topic: Deep Spiking Networks and Machine Reasoning
  • Sinno PAN (NTU)
    • Topic: Transfer Learning
  • Bo AN (NTU)
    • Topic: When AI Meets Game Theory
  • Hady W. LAUW (SMU)
    • Topic: Preferences and Recommendations from Data & AI
  • Harold SOH (NUS)
    • Topic: Towards Collaborative Human-Machine Intelligent Systems
1040 – 1110

Tea Break

1110 – 1140

Talk 3: Prof Satoshi Matsuoka

Topic: Infrastructures for HPC and AI Convergence

1140 – 1210

Talk 4: Prof Michael WoolDridge

Topic: Artificial Intelligence: What Little We Know

1210 – 1245

Lightning Talks B

  • Hwee Tou NG (NUS)
    • Topic: The State of the Art in Language Error Correction
  • Jiashi FENG (NUS)
    • Topic: Deep Learning for Smarter Video Analytics
  • Jiewen WU (I2R)
    • Topic: Human Centric AI
  • Alexandre THIERY (NUS)
    • Topic: Deep-Learning and Glaucoma
  • Akshat KUMAR (SMU)
    • Topic: Collective Multiagent Decision Making for Urban System Optimization
  • Vaibhav RAJAN (NUS)
    • Topic: Clinical Data Analytics
  • Reza SHOKRI (NUS)
    • Topic: Privacy and Confidentiality in Machine Learning Platforms
1245 – 1415

Lunch

1415 – 1545

Panel Discussion

Theme: Lessons from the AI Past, Navigating the AI Present, and Getting to the AI Future Chair/Moderator: Tsuhan CHEN (Chief Scientist, AI Singapore)
Panelists:

  • Leslie KAELBLING (MIT)
  • Wee Sun LEE (NUS)
  • Satoshi MATSUOKA (RIKEN)
  • Michael WOOLDRIDGE (Oxford)

SPEAKERS

GUEST SPEAKERS

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Computer Science and Engineering)

Co-founder of Baidu & Director of AI Innovation Center, Peking University

Head of Dept (Computer Science),
University of Oxford

Director, Riken CCS

LIGHTNING TalkS A

Assistant Professor, NUS (Computer Science)

Assistant Professor, NUS (Computer Science)

Assistant Professor, SUTD (Engineering Systems and Design Pillar)

Associate Professor, NTU
(Computer Science and Engineering)

Assistant Professor, NTU
(Computer Science and Engineering)

Assistant Professor, NUS
(Computer Science)

Assistant Professor, SMU
(Infomation Systems)

LIGHTNING TalkS B

Provost’s Chair Professor, NUS (Computer Science)

Assistant Professor, NUS (Electrical & Computer Engineering)

Scientist, A*STAR (Institute for InfoComm Research)

Assistant Professor, NUS
(Statistics and Applied Probability)

Assistant Professor, SMU
(Information Systems)

Assistant Professor, NUS
(Computer Science)

Assistant Professor, NUS
(Information Systems and Analytics)

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