Cameron University’s Bill W. Burgess Jr. Business Research Center (BBRC) will present “The Disruptive Engine,” a business forum focusing on artificial Intelligence (AI), which is on the forefront of innovative technology and seems to embrace all aspects of everyday life. The forum will take place on Monday, September 25, at 4 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center. Dr. Dean Hougen, Lloyd and Joyce Austin Presidential Professor, Interim Director and Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma, will speak on the topic.
Following Hougen’s presentation, he will join Lawton Mayor Stan Booker and Dr. Jawad Drissi, Associate Professor of Computing and Technology, CU, for a panel discussion and a question-and-answer period.
“As radical and transformative as the computer revolution was, it quietly launched a second and even more radical revolution — the artificial intelligence revolution,” Hougen says. “With its conceptual beginnings in the early days of electronic digital computers in the 1940s, AI pioneers quickly put forth grand visions of thinking machines that have yet to be realized even though the computers of today are far beyond those thought necessary for ‘electronic brains.’ Nonetheless, machine learning (ML), the earliest and most successful approach to AI, is beginning to reform our world even more quickly and completely than ubiquitous computing ever did. Seized on by governments and tech companies eager for disruptive technologies, ML is the Disruption Engine of the 21st century, and the world will never be the same.”
The forum is open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Syed Ahmed at (580) 581-2842.