Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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.

Join us on February 12 for WorldCanvass: Artificial Intelligence.  The program, which is free and open to the public, takes place at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, from 5:30-7 p.m.  All are invited to a pre-show reception from 5-5:30 p.m.

WorldCanvass: Artificial Intelligence

Segment 1 —5:30-6 p.m.
Artificial intelligence in business

Nick Street—Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Management Sciences, Department of Management Sciences, UI Tippie College of Business
Patrick Fan—Henry B. Tippie Chair in Business Analytics; professor, Department of Management Sciences, UI Tippie College of Business
Tong Wang—assistant professor, Department of Management Sciences, UI Tippie College of Business

Segment 2—6-6:30 p.m.
Artificial intelligence in medicine

Michael Abramoff— Watzke Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, UI Department of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences; CEO and Founder, IDx
Eric Hoffman—professor, UI Departments of Radiology, Internal Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering; director, Advanced Pulmonary Physiomic Imaging Laboratory

Segment 3—6:30-7 p.m.
Artificial intelligence in engineering and technology

Juan Pablo Hourcade—associate professor, UI Department of Computer Science; associate director for Informatics Education, UI Informatics Initiative
Dan McGehee—associate professor, UI Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering; director, National Advanced Driving Simulator  
Yuchi Huang—senior research scientist, ACTNext

WorldCanvass programs are recorded as audio podcasts and are available on iTunesthe Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and the WorldCanvass website. University of Iowa International Programs produces the series in partnership with MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street. 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 or 319-335-1433.