About this Webinar

Perhaps the most important distinction between human and machine intelligence is contextual learning. As humans, we have an innate understanding of the world around us and its impact on our past, present, and future actions. To date, AI has not yet produced this same ability. What does this fundamental and seemingly insurmountable difference portend for the future of AI and Robotics?

Join Rodney Brooks as he sits down with Sebastian Thrun in this lively conversation that explores the past, present, and future of AI and Robotics.

What You Will Learn

  •  How robotics have not lived up to its promise in manufacturing
  •  The path to the first industrial-grade cognitive platform for robots
  •  AI's future influence on robotics

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Rodney_Brooks_Circle.png Rodney A. Brooks

Rodney is the Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus), MIT, and former director of the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is also the founder and CTO of Robust.AI. Additionally, he is the founder, former chairman and CTO of Rethink Robotics (2008-2018), and also a founder, board member and former CTO (1991-2008) of iRobot Corp (Nasdaq: IRBT). He received degrees in mathematics from the Flinders University of South Australia and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1981. He held research positions at Carnegie Mellon University and MIT, and a faculty position at Stanford before joining the faculty of MIT in 1984. He has published many papers in computer vision, artificial intelligence, robotics, and artificial life.
Sebastian.png Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun is a scientist, educator, inventor, and entrepreneur. As the Founder, President, and Executive Chairman of Udacity, Sebastian’s mission is to democratize education by providing lifelong learning to millions of students worldwide.