Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Seasonal Curse of Artificial Intelligence

October 1, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The lecture

Forbes estimates that artificial intelligence (AI) will become a 150 trillion-dollar industry by 2025. This is an impressive feat for any technology, let alone an eighty-year-old research field. In this talk I will discuss two challenges that threaten to hold AI back from reaching the next level. First, as AI is integrated into critical real-world applications like smart cars, healthcare, agriculture, and security & defense, how can we trust it? Specifically, I will discuss the emerging and important field of explainable AI (XAI). Second, are we overly optimistic about state-of-the-art AI? Current generation machine learning and pattern recognition algorithms have made impressive leaps in performance across application domains by exploiting correlations in Big Data. As we identify weaknesses and limitations in current AI, will we once again fall victim to the seasonal curse of AI?

The speaker

Dr. Derek Anderson is an associate professor in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Missouri. Dr. Anderson directs the Mizzou information and data fusion laboratory (MINDFUL) and he is a co-leader of the MUIDSI data-driven agriculture and natural resources (DDAgNR) initiative. Professor Anderson’s research is information fusion in computational intelligence for signal/image processing, computer vision, and geospatial applications. Anderson has focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational intelligence, and pattern recognition for approximately twenty years. He has published over a 150 works (journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters), he was the program co-chair of FUZZ-IEEE 2019, he is an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (an IEEE AI journal), vice chair of the IEEE CIS fuzzy systems technical committee (FSTC), and an Area Editor for the International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems. He received a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Missouri in 2010. He was previously the Robert D. Guyton Chair in electrical and computer engineering at Mississippi State University.

Accessing the Program

This free, online program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. After you register you will receive an email with a link to join the session. To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated. Thank you!

Click here to register

The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in our public programs.  Closed captioning is provided.  If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the event. 

Once you register for this event, you will receive email communications from the Linda Hall Library and the Linda Hall Library Foundation. You may choose to opt out of these communications at any time. Your contact information will not be sold or provided to any third parties.

The program will also be streamed on the Library’s Facebook page.

This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.

Further reading at the Linda Hall Library



October 1, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , , ,


Linda Hall Library



Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.

Make a gift and support free programs for all. Give now.