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The Association for the Advancement of
Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) invites you to attend the
Artificial Intelligence
Open House
Monday, January 26, 2015
Hyatt Regency, 208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX
9:00am - 6:00pm
Free to the public!

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) will be holding a public open house as part of their annual research conference. The public is invited to come and see a small sample of the latest work in Artificial Intelligence, including robotics, game-playing programs, and much more.

Admission to the open house is free but please register here:

Please contact William Yeoh ( or Nathan Sturtevant ( for inquiries, or if you would like to bring a group of participants to attend this event.

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Zilker 3 Ballroom

The Future of (Artificial) Intelligence

  • Speaker: Stuart Russell, University of California, Berkeley
  • Time: 1:00pm
  • Location: Zilker 3 Ballroom
  • Abstract: The news media in recent months have been full of dire warnings about the risk that AI poses to the human race, coming from well-known figures such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk. Should we be concerned? If so, what can we do about it?

If Machines Are Capable of Doing Almost Any Work Humans Can Do, What Will Humans Do?

  • Speaker: Moshe Vardi, Rice University
  • Time: 4:30pm
  • Location: Zilker 3 Ballroom
  • Abstract: Over the past 15 years Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made remarkable progress. While AI has been proven to be much more difficult than believed by its early pioneers, its inexorable progress over the past 50 years suggests that H. Simon was probably right when he wrote in 1956 "machines will be capable ... of doing any work a man can do." I do not expect this to happen in the very near future, but I do believe that by 2045 machines will be able to do a very significant fraction of the work that humans can do. The following question, therefore, seems to be of paramount importance. If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?


Zilker 2 Ballroom


Zilker 2 Ballroom


Zilker 2 Ballroom

Virtual Agents Exhibition

Zilker 2 Ballroom


Zilker 1 Ballroom and Zilker Foyer