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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 Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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