About AI Salon
AI Salon is a roughly bi-weekly event on Fridays where the AI Lab gathers to discuss high-level topics in AI and machine learning. The goal is to encourage ourselves to think beyond our individual day-to-day research, and better see how our work fits into the long-term trajectory of scientific progress, and into society as a whole. Each Salon has a different topic for discussion, which is led by two speakers: typically one expert guest, and one AI Lab member. We hold the event in the spirit of Enlightenment-era salons, with no electronics or whiteboard allowed: only free-ranging discussion among attendees, starting with a 10-minute opening statement from the two speakers.
For the 2021-22 academic year, Demi Guo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ziang Liu (email@example.com), Mirac Suzgun (firstname.lastname@example.org), Joey Joseph Hejna III (email@example.com), and Chris George Agia (firstname.lastname@example.org) are the organizers of AI Salon.
Time and Place
AI Salon is typically held in Room 219 (2nd floor open area) of the Gates Computer Science building. The event is held from 4-5pm, with refreshments served from 3:45pm.
AI Salon is open to all current Stanford students, postdocs and faculty. We particularly welcome those who can bring interdisciplinary perspectives to the event. Due to space limitations, any other attendees must be invited by a current member of the AI Lab.
Occasionally, AI Salon is opened up to the public – for example the AI Salon with Yann LeCun on February 2, 2018. However, this is an exception to the usual format.
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|10/18/2019||AI & Government||Dan Ho & Shireen Santosham|
|11/1/2019||AI & Climate Change||David Rolnick, Sharon Zhou & Cindi Thompson|
|11/15/2019||AI & Legal Responsibility||Bryan Casey & Jerry Kaplan|
|11/22/2019||Has the AI Revolution Come Yet?||Emma Brunskill & Michael Jordan|
|12/6/2019||AI & Medicine||Nigam Shah & Elizabeth Mormino|
|1/10/2020||AI & the Mind||Barbara Tversky & Fei-Fei Li|
|1/24/2020||Unique Challenges of Physical AI Systems||Manuela Veloso & Dorsa Sadigh|
|2/28/2020||Future of NLP||Michael Auli & Chris Manning|
|10/9/2020||Is Consciousness a Condition for Intelligence?||Wayne Wu & Wojciech Zaremba|
|10/23/2020||AI and the Future of Work: Societal Impact and Considerations||Susan Athey & Michael Chui|
|11/20/2020||The Quest of Understanding Inductive Biases in Humans and for Machines||Sam Gershmam & Sergey Levine|
|2/19/2021||AI in Computational Drug Discovery||Peyton Greenside & Ron Dror|
|3/5/2021||Decentralized Compute for AI||Greg Bowman & Percy Liang|
|4/23/2021||RL for Robotics||Chelsea Finn & Jie Tan|
|5/28/2021||AI x Healthcare||Matthew Lungren & Serena Yeung|
|10/01/2021||AI x Education||Noah Goodman & Dan Schwartz|
|10/31/2021||Foundation Models and Their Implication||Percy Liang & Tengyu Ma|
|12/10/2021||AI x Drug Discovery||Daphne Koller & Jure Leskovec|
|3/4/2022||AI & Ethics||Holden Karnofsky (Co-CEO of Open Philanthropy)|
|4/8/2022||AI & Robotics||Profs. Chelsea Finn and Dorsa Sadigh|
|5/6/2022||AI & Law||Profs. Mark Lemley, Zach Harned, Esq., and JD-PhD candidate Peter Henderson|
|5/23/2022||AI & Creativity: Synergizing Art and AI: A New Era of Creativity||Prof. Xie Xiaoze and DallE-2 Authors Mark Chen and Aditya Ramesh|
|06/3/2022||Building Blocks of AGI||Andrej Karpathy and Igor Mordatch|