Next Meetup

Cape Ann Skeptics present Skeptics in the Pub
On Tues, Aug, 21 guest speaker, Kyle Polich, will give a presentation entitled Skepticism in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Kyle says of his talk: Advancements in the field of artificial intelligence are undeniable. As Arthur C. Clark said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." While contemporary AI might not yet qualify as sufficiently advanced, it does seem to be converging in that direction. What should a non-expert know about the field to apply appropriate scientific skepticism? Let's cut through the hype and discuss how we evaluate the inevitable claims that machines can think. Kyle studied computer science and focused on artificial intelligence in grad school. His general interests range from obvious areas like statistics, machine learning, data viz, and optimization to data provenance, data governance, econometrics, and metrology.

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