CS Meeting/Election Held at DeVry/Pomona on Artificial Intelligence, Oct.2012
|October 31, 2012||Posted by CSauthor2 under CN, CS||
The IEEE Foothill Section Computer Society Chapter Meeting was held on Thursday, 25 October 2012 at DeVry University Pomona, CA.
The meeting started with Bill Grist, Vice-Chair of the CS, welcoming the group of approximately 60 attendees and conducting a brief IEEE business meeting and update. Dean Brown from DeVry gave a brief introduction to the Campus and referenced handouts made available by DeVry University. Art Sutton, ExComm Board Member conducted the 2013 Election (see below). Bill Grist then introduced our distinguished speaker and topic (the pizza dinner was co-sponsored by DeVry and Foothill Section IEEE).
Speaker Dr. Brad Morantz, Ph.D., Vice Chair, IEEE Computer Society Phoenix Chapter delivered an excellent presentation, adding humor, interesting personal experiences, and detailed observations. As planned, Brad followed his Abstract covering: What is intelligence? And what is artificial intelligence? How did it start and more importantly, what does it do and how do we use it? This presentation will overview these questions and more. We will discuss what are the various types of Artificial Intelligence (AI), how they are implemented, and how they are helpful, with some examples. This is not about programming but rather about knowledge and how it can be obtained. How do we convert data into information and then into knowledge. How is this being done today and how does it infringe upon our privacy. This is an expanding area and needs to be addressed.
Brad gave many real world AI and ANN examples that he had worked on or researched including: Defense Industry Projects (i.e. Drones, Database analysis), BioMedical applications, Business (i.e. Traveling Salesman solution), Finance (i.e. Stocks and investments), etc. He also took many questions from the audience (some presubmitted via email and others from the attendees) including: Apple’s SIRI product; Data Mining of Big Data that exists in Facebook, LinkedIN, Yahoo, Google databases, etc. He suggested several websites and authors that have influenced him during his AI journey; including Minsky of MIT, Russ&Norrig, KDD Nuggets, IEEE AI Systems Journal, and the original Mad Magazine. Please email him with your comments on this event.
About the Speaker
Dr. Morantz has a B.S. in C.I.S. and E.E., a M.S. and Ph.D. in Decision Science, a mixture of mathematical science, psychology, and computer science. He has additional course work in Computational BioScience, Computer Science, statistical design methodology, and design analysis simulation experiments. Dr. Morantz has published and presented on neural networks, multiprocessing mathematics, biologically inspired computing architecture, and on data-mining. His current research is in autonomous intelligent systems. He is currently tech fellow for Prime Solutions Group of Phoenix, AZ. He is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Data Mining, Modeling, and Management.
> Election News Update and Request:
Bill Grist was elected the 2013 Chair at the meeting in an election conducted by Board Member, Art Sutton.
The election took place just prior to the AI presentation at the IEEE Foothill Section Computer Society Chapter meeting at DeVry University Pomona, on October 25th, 7:25 p.m.
Any member in the Foothill Computer Society who wants to become the 2013 Vice Chair, please notify any Board Member.
> Future CS Meetings:
The 2013 CS Meeting schedule will be released in early Jan. 2013, with the first presentation expected on February 28, 2013 (4th Thurs). Due to the Holidays, no further CS Meetings will be held this year (per our Foothill 2012 meeting plan).