Friday Night AI

The Friday Night AI event series is organized by Michigan AI (the Artificial Intelligence Lab at University of Michigan) and covers accessible and popular questions in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).

Designed for general audiences, these events aim to create an educational environment for the public while highlighting the research and perspectives of AI experts and their collaborators. The public has the opportunity to ask questions and interact with experts in AI who discuss their work in non-technical terms.

The events are free and open to the public.

List of Friday Night AI Events

November 12, 2021: “AI in Advanced Air Mobility:¬†Drones and More” with Prof. Ella Atkins
Event webpage |

September 17, 2021: “Racial Disparities in Legal Enforcement: The promises (and perils) of AI?” with Profs. David Jurgens and Nick Camp
Event webpage |.Video

October 2, 2020: “Artificial Intelligence to Address Misinformation and Fake News” with Profs. Ceren Budak and Rada Mihalcea
Event webpage | Video

May 29, 2020: “Artificial Intelligence and COVID-19” with experts from Michigan AI & Michigan Medicine
Michigan AI: Nikola Banovic, Laura Biester, Charlie Welch
Michigan Medicine: Larry An, Brahmajee Nallamothu, Erkin Otles
Event webpage | Video

January 24, 2020: “Artificial Intelligence and Finance” with Prof. Michael P. Wellman
Event webpage | Video | In the news

November 22, 2019: “Teaching Robots through Natural Interactions” with Profs. Joyce Chai and John Laird
Event webpage |  Video 

September 27, 2019: “Artificial Intelligence, Personalized Technology, and Mental Health” with Prof. Emily Mower Provost and Prof. Melvin Mcinnis, Director of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program
Event webpage |  Video | In the news

May 24, 2019: “Ethics and Self-driving Cars” with Prof. Benjamin Kuipers and Assoc. Prof. and CEO of May Mobility, Edwin Olson
Event webpage | Video | In the news


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