University of Iowa

WorldCanvass: Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
136 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

It’s news to very few of us that artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer only in the realm of science fiction—it’s all around us.  But what is it?  From disembodied communication partners like Siri and Alexa to targeted marketing, intelligent vehicles, advanced medical diagnostics, and deepening layers of social media analytics, AI is changing the way we live, work, and play.  On the next WorldCanvass, an exceptional group of UI faculty and industry leaders in the fields of engineering, technology, education, medicine, and business will discuss the current impact of AI and what they see on the horizon.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street.  All are invited to a pre-show reception from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m.

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WorldCanvass programs are recorded as audio podcasts and are available on iTunes, the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and the WorldCanvass website. University of Iowa International Programs produces the series in partnership with MERGE. Audio production is provided by Kyle Marxen.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amy Green in advance at 319-335-1433 or