The Long View: AI Directions, Challenges, and Futures

Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research

Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow and Managing Director, Microsoft Research

Eric is a technical fellow and the managing director of the Microsoft Research lab at Redmond, balancing lab-wide responsibilities with ongoing research on machine intelligence and on opportunities to leverage the complementarities of human and machine intelligence. Eric’s ongoing research builds on representations of probability and utility, focusing on identifying ideal actions under conditions of uncertainty and bounded informational, computational, and cognitive resources. Beyond curiosity-driven research on foundations of machine perception, learning, and reasoning, he is excited about building real-world systems that provide value to people, organizations, and society, working in areas including human-computer interaction, information retrieval, health care, transportation, operating systems, and aerospace. Microsoft is a founding member of the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society. Eric serves as its interim co-chair.


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