Introduction to Artificial Intelligence


Neil Jacobstein, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Co-Chair at Singularity University, explains the three main vectors behind Artificial Intelligence today and briefly discusses how these approaches have converged to make major advancements in the field.

Filmed for Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program, June 2013.

Neil Jacobstein
About The Speaker

Neil Jacobstein co-chairs the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University, where from October 2010--2011, he served as President. Since 1992, he has served as Chairman of the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, a 501c3 nanotechnology R&D organization. He also contributed to the 2005 National Academy of Sciences workshop on the feasibility of molecular manufacturing, and the 2007 Foresight Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems. The primary author of the Foresight Guidelines for the responsible development of nanotechnology, Neil has given invited talks worldwide on technical, business, and ethical implications of AI, nanotechnology, and molecular manufacturing. Jacobstein is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Stanford University Media X Program, where his research focuses on augmented decision systems. He has served as a technical consultant on AI research and development projects for: DARPA, NSF, NASA, NIH, EPA, DOE, the U.S. Army and Air Force, GM, Ford, Boeing, Applied Materials, NIST, and other agencies.


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