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How Smart is Artificial Intelligence?

  • High Cotton Brewery 598 Monroe Avenue Memphis, TN, 38103 United States (map)
In the not-so-far future the polar ice caps have melted and the resulting rise of the ocean waters has drowned all the coastal cities of the world. Withdrawn to the interior of the continents, the human race keeps advancing, reaching the point of creating realistic robots to serve them
— A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Wait, this isn't about Haley Joel Osment!

Come meet scientists from University of Memphis that are actively researching and exploring artificial intelligence, and learn what it is beyond what you see on TV.

Doors will be open at 6.30pm. We will have food, drinks and chatting with our new friends until 7, when the action begins!



Doors will be open at 6:30pm. High Cotton Brewery only serves the drinks, so be sure to plan ahead and bring some tasty eats! Enjoy a bounty of drinks (both with and without alcohol) offered by the High Cotton Brewery while chatting with new friends.


Following a brief introduction to taste of science and thanks to our sponsors, we will hear from our speakers with plenty of time between for questions and refills. 

Seating is limited; only a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 


Dr Bonny Banerjee

Assistant Professor, Institute for Intelligent Systems and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering University of Memphis

The field of AI has come a long way since the term was coined in 1956. For the first time, self-driving cars seem to be within reach. This talk will cover four applications of cutting-edge AI that will improve the quality of life at a reduced cost: (1) tuning cochlear implants for the deaf, (2) detecting unusual objects, actions and events to reduce crime, (3) predicting agitated behavior in individuals with mental-illness, and (4) predicting abnormal traffic from the Internet of Things.

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