• Gary Marcus

    Scientist, Author, and Entrepreneur

    Gary Marcus is a scientist, bestselling author, and entrepreneur who is just coming out with the new book Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust. He is the co-founder and CEO of the new robotics startup Robust.ai, along with his co-founder Rodney Brooks. Gary was CEO and Founder of the machine learning startup Geometric Intelligence, which was acquired by Uber in 2016.

    As a Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU, he has published extensively in fields ranging from human and animal behavior to neuroscience, genetics, and artificial intelligence, often in leading journals such as Science and Nature.

    Gary is the author of four previous books, including The Algebraic Mind, Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind, and The New York Times Bestseller, Guitar Zero. He also contributes frequently to the The New Yorker and The New York Times, and Wired.

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  • Completed: September 18, 2019 PST

    The Real Timetable for Robust AI that We can All Trust

    The media world is filled with breathless accounts of how artificial intelligence soon will transform almost all fields, take away countless human jobs, and keep improving until, by some accounts, AI ends up running the planet as our overlords. Gary Marcus is here to reset the conversation with a more realistic assessment of the actual capability of AI today, in the next few years, and in the decades to come too. He’s the co-author of the brand new book Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust, and our featured guest at the September What’s Now: San Francisco.

    Participants: Gary Marcus