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Designing and Doing
March 6–7, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

USC’s Information Sciences Institute and Institute of Creative Technologies
March 5, 2018

Library Selection
Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins 1st Edition
(PublicAffairs, May 2017)
By Garry Kasparov



conference overview
It’s a truism that information has to be actionable.

We’ll look at the tremendous progress that has been made making technology usable, notably in speech recognition and generation, image processing, and mobile interfaces. We’ll consider how the real-time use of sensors, big data, machine learning, and the cloud will further the process of weaning us from keyboards, buttons, and knobs as technology becomes ever more ubiquitous and effortless. And we’ll ask some bigger questions: How can we put our lives in the hands of algorithms and robots without understanding the actions they take? Why is it that iGen, the group younger than Millennials, is the most digital generation ever, and yet also the least happy? Has mobility paradoxically made us busier instead of less, and less creative instead of more?

Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities

Alex Bayen, Professor of Engineering and Director, Institute for Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
Is Networked GPS Making Traffic Flow Worse?

Marco Della Torre, Chief Technology Officer, Derive Systems
Designing Intelligence for the 270M Vehicles Already on Our Roads Today

Healthcare and Big Data

Maja Matarić, Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics, University of Southern California
Providing Care by Facilitating Social Interactions Rather than Automating Physical Tasks

Samantha Kleinberg, Assistant Professor and Head of the Health and AI Lab, Stevens Institute
Healthcare: From Causes to Decisions

Roni Zeiger, MD, Cofounder, Smart Patients
Integrating Health into the Human Workflow

Human-Computer Interaction

Todd Richmond, Director of Advanced Prototype Development, Institute for Creative Technologies, USC
Designing with Virtual Humans, for Humans

Irmak Sirer, Partner and Data Scientist, Datascope, IDEO
Deep Learning and Image Manipulation

Bret Victor, Researcher, Dynamicland
New Computer Operating Systems for New Interactions

Design Possibilities

Mustafa Boyvat, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Battery-Free Robots

Len Kleinrock, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
A Few Thoughts on Network Protocols, Past, Present, and Future

Language, Behavior, and Innovation

Lera Boroditsky, Associate Professor, UCSD
How Language Shapes Thought

Alicia Juarrero, President, VectorAnalytica, Inc.
Constraints that Enable Innovation

Rey Junco, Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard
Predicting Behavior, Personality, and Achievement from Small Online Datasets

Roger McNamee, Partner and Cofounder, Elevation Partners, and Jonathan Taplin, Emeritus Director, Annenberg Innovation Lab, USC
A Conversation About Devices, Addiction, Children, and Happiness

Bo Peng, Partner and Data Scientist, Datascope, IDEO
Redesigning Business Processes for Augmented Intelligence

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