Meet Leela: A New Constructivist Approach to AI

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Date Thursday June 13th 2019
Time

5:00 - 6:30 pm (5:00 - 6:00 presentation and Q&A, followed by networking until 6:30)

Venue George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC

PARC Forum

Leela is a semantic artificially intelligent agent modeled on the child development theories of Jean Piaget. She builds increasingly abstract semantic models of the world from her experiences of exploration, play, and experimentation. She uses a similar mechanism to map language exposure to experience and meaning. As Leela is an agent rather than an algorithm, she is able to formulate, execute and explain her own plans.

This talk will provide an introduction to Leela’s background and design and will show her in action.

 

Presenter(s)

David Henkel-Wallace is a founder of Leela.ai, an AI research company building general semantic AI agents to work alongside humans. His 25-year career as a technical company founder in Silicon Valley has spanned software, pharmaceuticals and power generation. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he worked in research at labs like the MIT AI Lab, CMRI Paris, PARC and the MCC Cyc project.

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