Stuart Russell, PhD
Computer scientist, director of the Center for Human-Compatible AI
Stuart Russell is a renowned professor and former chair of the electrical engineering and computer sciences department at the University of California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, he holds the Smith-Zadeh Chair in engineering and is the director of the Center for Human-Compatible AI. He is working on developing a new global seismic monitoring system for the nuclear-test-ban treaty for the United Nations.
Dr. Russell’s research covers a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence (AI) including machine learning, probabilistic reasoning, knowledge representation, planning, real-time decision making, multitarget tracking, computer vision, computational physiology, and AI’s philosophical foundations. His current concerns include the threat of autonomous weapons and the long-term future of artificial intelligence and its relation to humanity.
From 2012 to 2014 Dr. Russell held the prestigious Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris. He is a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has also served as an adjunct professor of neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and as vice chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on AI and Robotics. Dr. Russell is recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation, the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award, the World Technology Award (Policy category), the Mitchell Prize of the American Statistical Association, and Outstanding Educator Awards from both ACM and AAAI/EAAI.
Dr. Russell is coauthor, with Peter Norvig, of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, the standard text on AI translated into 13 languages and used in more than 1,300 universities in 118 countries.
March 28 - 31, 2019
Thursday - Sunday, 3 nights
As groundbreaking AI applications continue to emerge across fields such as healthcare, engineering, transport, gaming, manufacturing, and law, researchers, governments, and companies around the world see AI as a golden opportunity for investment and even the key to unlocking the next chapter of human development. And yet, questions still abound about how we will engage,...