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Artificial intelligence 3/2/23

UNIVAC computer, c. 1961
NASA Lewis Research Center as part of the Report Department of the Army, Ballistic Research Laboratories - Maryland, A third survey of domestic electronic digital computing systems, Report No 1115, 1961
UNIVAC computer, c. 1961

Artificial intelligence is becoming an ever more important part of our lives. Today we'll get an introductory level course in A.I. from Jim Hendler, director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration. Call with your question. 800-348-2551. Ray Graf hosts.

Jim Hendler

Jim Hendler is a data scientist with specific interests in open government and scientific data, data science for healthcare, AI and machine learning, semantic data integration and the use of data in government. He is the Director of the Future of Computing Institute and the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and is also director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration.

One of the originators of the Semantic Web, Hendler has authored over 450 books, technical papers, and articles in the areas of Open Data, the Semantic Web, artificial intelligence, and data policy and governance. He is also the former Chief Scientist of the Information Systems Office at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and was awarded a US Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal in 2002. He is the first computer scientist ever to have served on the Board of Reviewing editors for Science. In 2010, Hendler was selected as an “Internet Web Expert” by the US government and helped in the development and launch of the US data.gov open data website.

In 2013, Jim Hendler was appointed as the Open Data Advisor to New York State and in 2015 appointed a member of the US Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee. In 2016, became a member of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information, in 2017 a member of the Director’s Advisory Committee of the National Security Directorate of PNNL, and in 2021 became chair of the ACM’s global Technology Policy Council. Hendler is a Fellow of the US National Academy of Public Administration, the AAAI, AAAS, ACM, BCS and IEEE.

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