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Leading Innovation: Boston and Beyond



Nearly 250 alumni and friends joined Carnegie Mellon University President Jared L. Cohon and the Boston Alumni Chapter for a special event in Boston on June 9. The event featured a keynote address from President Cohon and a panel discussion on Brain, Mind and Learning —a new initiative at Carnegie Mellon. The focus of the panel was on human vs. artificial intelligence.

Panelists included:

Marlene Behrmann, Ph.D.

Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Professor of Psychology

R. Bhaskar, Ph.D. (TPR’78)
Independent Scholar
Former Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Researcher,
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Tom M. Mitchell, Ph.D.
E. Fredkin University Professor of Machine Learning
Head, Machine Learning Department

Michael J. Tarr, Ph.D. (Moderator)
George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Co-Director, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Professor of Psychology

Nathan N. Urban, Ph.D.
Dr. Frederick A. Schwertz Distinguished Professor of Life Sciences
Head, Department of Biological Sciences