Carnegie Mellon University

National Defense University: AI Executive Short Course

  • Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • This course featured an emphasis on robotics: interaction with humans, robotics manufacturing, and a chassis-building exercise with Girls of Steel Robotics.

Course Sections 

Day 1

Section 1: AI Stack

Andrew Moore, former Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Section 2: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning: Historical Perspective, Recent Developments, and Open Challenges

Roni Rosenfeld, Head of Machine Learning Department

Section 3: AI in systems: Tackling the engineering challenges

Bill Scherlis, Director, Institute for Software Research, Director PhD Program in Software Engineering, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Section 4: AI in Use: Ethics, Impacts, and Responses

David Danks, Department Head, Department of Philosophy, L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

Section 5: Discussion: What human-robot interaction is and the types of investigations it spans

Jodi Forlizzi, Director of Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Section 6: Lab tour – Robot demonstration and Biorobotics

Howie Choset, Kavcic-Moura Professor of Computer Science 

Arun Srivatsan Rangaprasad, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Robotics Institute

Section 7: Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM)

Lisa Masciantonio, Director of Partnerships & Outreach

Section 8: National Robotics Engineering Center

Rob Toth, Associate Director of Business Development

Section 9: Robot-chassis building exercise with Girls of Steel Robotics 

Day 2

Section 10: AlphaLab Gear

Afshan Khan, Executive-in-Residence, Innovation Works 

Full course descriptions and agenda

Course Logistics

Date: Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: Course registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday. The official course runs from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, and from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

Location: The Executive Short Course is hosted on the Carnegie Mellon University main campus in Pittsburgh, PA. The address is 5000 Forbes Avenue.