Episode #2: The Future of Artificial Intelligence
July 20, 2021
Big data, small data - do they condition AI research and development? How can AI help less developed countries? Can we get into another "AI winter" in the future?
In Episode 2, we talk with ASEF professors Ivan Bratko, and Marinka Žitnik. Listen as they discuss the field of artificial intelligence: its origins in Slovenia, current issues regarding access to data, privacy, and whether AI can gain consciousness.
Dr. Ivan Bratko is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Ljubljana. He pioneered AI research in Slovenia, and he has made valuable contributions to machine learning, (inductive) logic programming, and learning qualitative models, with applications in medicine, ecology, and robotics.
Dr. Marinka Žitnik is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard University, Associate Member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Faculty at the Harvard Data Science Initiative. She is a computer scientist studying applied machine learning with a focus on challenges brought forward by data in science, medicine, and health.
The ASEF Podcast host is Tanja Janko, a Master's Student of Chemistry at the University of Zurich. She was an ASEF Fellow in 2019 with Dr. Dimitri Krainc at Northwestern University.