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Chirag Shah

Professor of Information and Computer Science, University of Washington

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Professor of Information and Computer Science at UW, Shah is also the founding director of the InfoSeeking Lab and founding co-director of the Center for Responsibility in AI Systems & Experiences (RAISE). His research focuses on AI-driven information access systems that are proactive and personalized, but also transparent, fair and free of biases.

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Artificial Intelligence Is About to Change Everything

Crosscut Festival 2023
Sat May 6, 2023 | 1:30pm

Artificial intelligence has exploded into the public eye recently, with major tech companies rushing to launch their versions of the search tools, and industries of all types exploring its use. Many believe AI has the potential to revolutionize nearly all aspects of our lives — the way we work, learn and interact with the world around us. Will anything be left untouched?

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Featuring: Oren Etzioni, Chirag Shah

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About the Festival

The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

headliners gala

Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.