The theme of this year’s UA College of Science Lecture Series is Humans, Data and Machines. In this episode of Arizona Science, Joaquin Ruiz, Dean of the College of Science explains how the annual lecture series got started and how topics and speakers are selected. Dr. Ruiz also previews the next lecture which takes place this coming Monday, Feb 12 at 7 pm. The lecture will be presented by Luis von Ahn, Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor von Ahn will speak about harnessing human time and energy to address problems that computers cannot yet solve. Although computers have advanced dramatically in many respects over the last 50 years, they still do not possess the basic conceptual intelligence or perceptual capabilities that most humans take for granted.
In this episode:
Joaquin Ruiz, Dean of the UA’s College of Science and Vice President for Innovation
Leslie P. Tolbert, Regents’ Professor in Neuroscience.