SPARKS! Launch

On 26 November, CERN will launch a new science innovation forum that begins with the theme of artificial intelligence (AI)

Sparks Launch
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CERN is launching an annual two-day multidisciplinary science innovation forum and public event. Sparks!, the serendipity forum at CERN, will bring together renowned scientists from diverse fields around the world, along with decision makers, representatives of industry, philanthropists, ethicists and the public to bring a novel, multi-faceted approach to addressing some of the big questions of our time. The goal? To foster a new community and develop a platform to spark innovation in issues related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics that are relevant to society, necessary for CERN, and that further CERN’s mission of science for peace.

Join us on 26 November from 4 p.m. (CET) for the virtual launch of Sparks. Professors Anima Anandkumar, Jürgen Schmidhuber, Francesca Rossi and Stuart Russell will comment on the current status of the field of AI research today, setting the scene for the discussion about the future of the field during the event in 2021. Host Bruno Giussani, Global Curator of TED, will interview CERN AI experts Jennifer Ngadiuba, Sofia Vallecorsa, Michael Kagan and Michael Doser on the topics we aim to address in 2021, including how CERN and science in general can benefit from AI.

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