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 11, 2022: “Is AI Robust Enough to Withstand Attacks?” with Profs. Necmiye Ozay and Atul Prakash Event webpage | Video
September 23, 2022: “The school year has just started. Can AI help?” with Profs. Xu Wang and Perry Samson Event webpage | Video
July 1, 2022: “Language is everywhere — and AI models of language are not far behind” with Prof. Steve Abney and Ian Stewart Event webpage | Video
April 8, 2022: “Faster than COVID – can AI predict a disease’s next move?” with Profs. Jenna Wiens and Karandeep Singh Event webpage | Video
November 12, 2021: “AI in Advanced Air Mobility: Drones and More” with Prof. Ella Atkins Event webpage | Video
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
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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