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Crosstalks brings AI into a real perspective

19 May, 2015

“Crosstalks brings into perspective more real challenges then the general stereotype, for example that artificial intelligence is going to create enemies and overlords.” says Deeptha Madhavan, Masterstudent at Stockholm University and participant in the audience at Crosstalks on Artificial Intelligence.

“I think it is interesting to hear real scientists talk about Artificial Intelligence and put it into realistic problems that we have to address, like labor and unemployment. Those are the first challenges that we are going to face, instead of thinking about movie characters and movie problems.”

Watch Crosstalks on Artificial Intelligence, “The promise and threat of Artificial Intelligence” released on May 21, 6 PM CET at

Guests in the studio:
Theo Kanter, Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University.
Christian Smith, assistant professor in Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Kristina Nilsson Björkenstam, PhD, Computational Linguistics, Stockholm University

On Skype: Jürgen Schmidhuber, Professor in Artificial Intelligence, Scientific director at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA

“Crosstalks is a good platform for graduate students. It not only shows the research when it’s happening, but also the problems that we will have to focus on in the future, rather than having stereotypical opinions about a field.” says Deeptha Madhavan.

Crosstalks – Where great minds meet!
Crosstalks is an international academic talk show, broadcast once a month by two of Sweden’s top universities – KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. It is a platform for discussions on global challenges in an open and on-going dialogue with viewers around the world. The tone of the programme is relaxed, with a twinkle in its eye: just like a good, engaging lecture. All talks are always available at

You find more info on how to become a live studio participant at Take Part

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