Quest Symposium on Robust, Interpretable AI

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Building 46, Atrium and Auditorium
43 VASSAR ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

To advance further, deep learning systems need to become more transparent. They will have to prove they are reliable, can withstand malicious attacks, and can explain the reasoning behind their decisions, especially in safety-critical applications like self-driving cars.

The Quest Symposium on Robust, Interpretable AI will explore the latest techniques for making AI more trustworthy. Join us for posters by MIT students and postdocs, and talks by MIT faculty. Research topics will include attack and defense methods for deep neural networks, visualizations, interpretable modeling, and other methods for revealing deep network behavior, structure, sensitivities, and biases. 

2:30 pm. Aleksander Madry, "Robustness and Interpretability."
2:55 pm. Tommi Jaakkola, "Co-operative games of interpretability."
3:25 pm. Stefanie Jegelka, "Robustness in GANs."
3:50 pm. Poster Session A
4:30 pm. David Sontag, "Challenges and Dangers of Machine Learning in Health Care."
4:55 pm. Luca Daniel, "Evaluating the Robustness of Neural Networks."
5:15 pm. Antonio Torralba, "Dissecting Neural Networks."
5:40 pm. Poster Session B 

All are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. This symposium is part of the Robust Intelligence Initiative at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), funded by Microsoft and the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab.

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Sam Hart

Sam Hart Monday, March 04, 2019

Thanks so much for continually scheduling quality events such as this. I live in the area and love taking my kids to stimulating activities like these.

Seth Green

Seth Green Friday, March 01, 2019

Super useful symposium on such a relevant, cutting edge topic. I really hope that a follow-up symposium is held this year.

Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton Thursday, February 21, 2019

This was a great event. I especially enjoyed the talk by David Sontag. Very interesting to hear about the implications of machine learning across different industries.

Mark Cam

Mark Cam Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Great seminar. The advancements in AI technology is amazing.

Carl Listen

Carl Listen Thursday, January 03, 2019

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