Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity.com, co-founder of Kayak.com, and currently with Wayblazer.ai, will give his "Demystifying Artificial Intelligence" talk on Thursday, Sept. 7, in the College of Engineering Distinguished Lectures Series.
Jones's influential work in the world of entrepreneurship and his newly published book ON Innovation has lead him to become a powerful voice commenting on the growth of technology. He has begun to give discussions on Artificial Intelligence, its implications on the work force, and how it impacts the world around us. In his talk, he will unpack the complexities of AI, what it can and cannot do, the aura that surrounds it, and why it will be as influential as the browser in the age of the internet.
Having spent the last three years investigating and implementing AI-based solutions, Jones will share his unique perspectives on AI and why it is so important to the 21st century. Even though AI has been in construction since the 1950s, Jones will explain 'why now' and how, over time, all work will be changed by the power of Artificial Intelligence.
Perhaps most importantly, Jones will explain the coming 'battle for the edge;' how the most innovative companies are working to make it easier and easier for customers to shop and buy anytime using AI. He will take audiences through examples like Google's Predictive Suggestions; Amazon's Alexa; Microsoft's Cortana and IBM's Watson, and how each is striving to be the most powerful AI platform.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 5 on the Distinguished Lecture Series website.
The lecture will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Milt Glick Ballroom on the fourth floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union. A poster session by students, a showcase of College of Engineering programs and research in an easy to understand format, is from 5 to 6 p.m.