Gary Marcus is a leading voice on artificial intelligence, cautioning people about the premature deployment of AI systems. In his TED talk “The Urgent Risks of Runaway AI – and What to Do about Them” he questions whether we are building reliable or untrustworthy machines and systems. The Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University since 1997, he is now available to speak at a range of events about AI and the risks it involves.
Once a freelance blogger on science and technology for The New Yorker and New York Times, Gary has come a long way. Now the renowned author of the New York Times Bestseller “Guitar Zero”, Gary has also written titles like “The Birth of the Mind”, “The Algebraic Mind”, and “Kluge”. His book “Rebooting AI” was featured in Forbes’ 7 Must Read Books in AI list. Gary also hosts the Humans versus Machines podcast, where he discusses the perils and promises of artificial intelligence.
With a glowing career to his name, Gary has been CEO and Founder of Geometric Intelligence, Director of Uber AI Labs, and Founder and Executive Chairman of Robust.AI. Passionate about holding off on new AI systems till there are surefire methods to protect people against the ill effects of existing systems, Gary has transparently spoken on these matters, even having signed an open letter about this.
Having received a BA in Cognitive Science from Hampshire College and a PhD in Cognitive Science from MIT, Gary is an expert in human language development and cognitive science. It is now possible to hire Gary for your next AI event, where he will address the opportunities he believes are associated with AI and his concerns about AI. Honest, succinct, and knowledgeable, Gary Marcus is a speaker you should book immediately!