Genuine Lessons from Artificial Intelligence
Josh Johnston, Director of AI Science, Kount
15th March 2019, CCP 221, 12:00pm-1:00pm
A beer keg falls out of a driverless car in the desert and shows the value of design reuse. The night sky reveals AI isn’t about to render us obsolete. Art, not technology, is the future of VR. AI Scientist Josh Johnston steps through 10 Big Lessons from robotics, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. With first-hand stories of complex machines and the very human humans who built them, Josh will explain his design philosophy through the things that went wrong (and occasionally right!) from 15 years of playing with big kid toys.
Josh Johnston is an Artificial Intelligence Scientist who exploits information, automates decisions, and focuses attention on relevant data. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and a Master of Science in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. Josh has led research teams fighting credit card fraud and building autonomous and remotely operated robots for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), NASA, Army, Air Force, and Navy labs. His past programs include developing self-driving cars, autonomy for bomb disposal robots, the electro-optical/infrared sensor solution for the Sea Hunter unmanned anti-submarine warfare vessel, and scientific visualization in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.