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Sunday, May 27 • 10:00am - 10:50am
How Not To Build a Renegade Computer: HAL 2018

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Most people recognize HAL as the (evil)  computer and adversary in the 1968 movie 2001 A Space Odyssey. HAL was the self-aware artificial intelligence controlling the Discovery spaceship while working as part of its crew. Over time HAL begins to make mistakes and, eventually, the decision is made to shut him down. HAL discovers this and decides to kill the astronauts to carry on its programming.
We are fortunate to have two experts who help create actual computers that go into space as well as an authority on AI. Our panel will discuss what it takes to create a computer like HAL today and how our current scientists would ensure that the computer doesn’t go “rogue” and perhaps what to do if the unexpected happens.

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Steven Danziger

Senior Manager of Quality, Site Executive, BAE Systems
Mr. Steve Danziger serves as Quality Manager for BAE Systems Space Systems as well as the Site Executive in Manassas. Mr. Danziger is responsible for improving the overall quality and efficiency for the organization's ($150M/yr in business) products and technology. Mr. Danziger has... Read More →

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Michael Bear

Technical Director, BAE Systems
Michael Bear is a Technical Director at BAE Systems in Manassas, Virginia. He over 30 years of experience in the electronics from advanced device reliability and ASIC design through systems architecture. He has served on both the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and National Academy... Read More →
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Phil Frana

Associate Dean and Associate Professor, James Madison University
Philip Frana is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and Associate Dean of the Honors College at James Madison University (Harrisonburg VA). He is currently writing a book on the history of artificial intelligence, The Past, Present, and Future of Artificial... Read More →
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Joe Marshall

Global Engineering Fellow, BAE Systems
Joe Marshall is a Global Engineering Fellow working on embedded processor systemsat BAE Systems in Manassas, Virginia. He has developed and/or led development of hardware, software and subsystems at GTE, IBM, Loral, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems with the last 29 years focused on... Read More →

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Stacy Bruss

Director, Event Programming, Museum of Science Fiction
Stacy Bruss, MS, MSIS, is a reference librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At NIST, she supports all Physical Measurement Laboratory researchers and manages the Innovation Hub, a center with 3-D printers, technology bar, data visualization tools... Read More →

Sunday May 27, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
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