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Booz Allen Hamilton Colloquium: "AI: Hype vs. Reality," Josh Sullivan, Sr. VP, Booz Allen Hamilton
Friday, October 5, 2018
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
1110 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
For More Information:
Kara Stamets
301 405 4471

AI: Hype vs. Reality 

Dr. Josh Sullivan
Senior Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of machines to perform tasks that would normally require human intelligence. In a complex world, there is a lot of hype and misunderstanding of the use of AI technologies. To fully understand the depth and breadth of AI, one must be prepared to be fair and accurate. Technologies such as AI are advancing at such a fast pace that sometimes we don’t take time to observe what’s really happening and we can be quick to rush to judgement. To better understand hype versus reality, Dr. Josh Sullivan will lay out the foundation of how people learn versus how machines learn, as well as walk through the state of AI with real-life illustrations of the technology at work. Examples in object detection, navigating an existing or learning a new environment, as well as predicting human behavior can all be used to show how we can leverage AI as a capability for many real-life instances.



Dr. Josh Sullivan is a senior vice president at Booz Allen, leading the firm's Analytics practice. Josh drives the vision, strategy, investments, and delivery of complex technology and analytics programs for clients across every industry. He authored the best-selling book, The Mathematical Corporation, exploring the role and use of artificial intelligence in business and government. Josh conceived and helped create the Data Science Bowl, the premier worldwide machine learning challenge for social good. Josh is passionate about changing the world by improving how technology and analytics can be applied to advance the nation's capabilities in cyberspace, healthcare, national intelligence, and delivering services to our citizens. Prior to joining Booz Allen, he served leadership roles in a software company and engineering roles with the Federal Government. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. He previously served on the advisory board of computer science for two major universities.

This Event is For: Clark School • Graduate • Undergraduate • Faculty • Post-Docs

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