World Affairs Council Hosts Artificial Intelligence Event

Admit it: at one point in your life, you’ve wondered what it would be like if robots took over the world. The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is encouraging you to think about issues in artificial intelligence at their upcoming event called “The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence” featuring Amir Husain, founder and CEO of SparkCognition, Inc. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel located at 15201 Dallas Parkway in Addison.

According to it’s website, “Amir Husain – inventor, computer scientist and AI savant – believes the impeding ‘AI 3.0 Revolution’ represents the dawn of a new form of intellectual diversity. Diversity that we should embrace to advance medicine, security, resource management, finance, energy and other critical fields.”

Husain’s new book, The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence, explores the questions at the core of AI and it’s growing importance, including “Why are humans valuable?”, “What makes us intelligent?” and “How can we use our intelligence to create other forms of intelligence?”. Using clear language that even non sci-fi fans or IT professionals (read: computer geeks) can understand, this book and the upcoming event explains Husain’s vision for humanity.

As the founder and CEO of SparkCognition, Inc., an award-winning machine-learning, AI-driven cognitive analytics company, Husain has been awarded 22 U.S. patents and has more than 40 pending. He is also a board member of several organizations.

The World Affairs Council has been educating local citizens on global affairs since 1951. It is an ambitious community of learners, leaders and thinkers. It’s mission is “to promote intentional awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare North Texans to thrive in our complex world.” The Council brings to the community international awareness and presents distinguished international speakers for in-depth interpretations of global events. It presents approximately 100 programs annually, primarily focused on the international aspects of business, politics, culture and foreign policy.

The AI event on May 15 is in partnership with the Town of Addison. Tickets are available online for $30 for members and $55 for non-members. If you are interested in learning more about the fascinating world of robots, AI and computer science, you don’t want to miss this unique opportunity.

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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