CEO Mike Wagner presenting at White House-Sponsored event

On June 28, 2016, our CEO and thought leader Mike Wagner is speaking at the Public Workshop on Safety and Control for Artificial Intelligence (SĀF|ART|INT) at Carnegie Mellon University. The event, co-sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Carnegie Mellon University. The event is intended to bring together experts in artificial intelligence to explore the role of AI in many applications, with a particular focus on ensuring the safety of these increasingly ubiquitous systems.

Wagner's talk will concern validating artificial intelligence. Where verification is about showing that you’ve built something according to its specifications, validation is about showing that the specification was right in the first place. Unavoidable ambiguities in requirements placed on these systems, most notably requirements on how such systems perceive their environments, make it difficult to validate the safety of an autonomous system using traditional safety-engineering approaches. However, he will also highlight well-founded reasons to be hopeful that artificial intelligence itself will have a positive impact on the field of safety engineering.

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