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Guruduth Banavar

Cognitive Systems


Thursday, March 10, 2016
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Dr. Guruduth Banavar is VP of Cognitive Computing at IBM Research, and leads a worldwide team responsible for creating the next generation of cognitive/A.I. systems known as Watson. He and his team build a range of cognitive systems that learn from massive amounts of data, reason toward specific goals, and interact naturally with people to perform a variety of tasks – from answering questions conversationally to extracting knowledge for discovering insights to evaluating options for difficult decisions. These cognitive systems are designed to create new partnerships between people and machines to augment and scale human expertise in every industry, from healthcare to financial services to education. Guru’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, National Public Radio, and other international media. In 2009 he received the National Innovation Award from the President of India for the Spoken Web” project.

With support from the School of Information.


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