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June 13, 2016: Neil Jacobstein, Co-Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University

Among other topics, Neil discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • Singularity University and his role as co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics track
  • The ways in which AI can mitigate the heuristics inherent in human cognition
  • How AI can be used to augment current human capability
  • Strategies technology executives should use to think about AI
  • The role the government should play in helping mitigate the potential job losses from AI
  • His perspectives on the dangers of artificial intelligence that have been expressed by major thought leaders
  • Advice on how to train workers to be prepared for the coming wave of AI
  • How individuals can prepare themselves for the opportunity of AI

Neil Jacobstein’s Biography

Neil Jacobstein is the co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics track within Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank founded in 2008 at NASA’s research park in California that focuses on educational programs and “exponential technologies.”

Prior to becoming co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics track, Neil served as President of the University from October 2010 to October 2011.  He has also served as a technical consultant on AI research and development projects for DARPA, Boeing, NIST, among other organizations.  He was also CEO of Teknowledge Corporation, a pioneering AI company that worked on AI applications systems for industry and government.

Neil earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Wisconsin, and his Master of Science degree in Human Ecology from the University of Texas.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview