Judea Pearl, Ph.D.

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PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND DIRECTOR OF THE COGNITIVE SYSTEMS LAB
Professor Judea Pearl is a recipient of the A.M. Turing Award, often called the “Nobel Prize in Computing.” The foundations of modern artificial intelligence are built on his breakthrough work, paving the way for AI tech such as driverless cars and voice recognition software.

We are about to witness a mini-revolution. The introduction of causal models into machine learning will lead to a machine that understands why it did things, what it did wrong, how to not repeat what it did wrong, how to explain its mistakes to the user, and be able to say, “I’m sorry” – and mean it.

Judea Pearl Quote

All scientists have been pondering about and struggling with cause-effect questions for the past 100 years – and now we are beginning to have real solutions for them.

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