Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt
46. Jahrestagung, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), Klagenfurt/Österreich

Artificial Intelligence at the Gates of Dawn?

Prof. Dr. Thomas Eiter
Technische Universität Wien


In recent years, there have been significant achievements in the area of Artificial Intelligence which made it to the headlines, such as IBM's Watson (in 2011) or most recently Alpha-Go by Google's DeepMind initiative; autonomous vehicles, developed by global players like Apple and Google in cooperation with car industry appear to be around the corner.

Fueled by this and many other use cases, there is a hype about Artificial Intelligence; a lot is written in the press, and even fears of emerging super-intelligence have been uttered.

This talk addresses some issues that despite advances are not resolved yet. In particular, it looks at recent results, trends and issues in knowledge representation and reasoning, with a focus on declarative problem solving. Arguably reasoning is a key feature of intelligence, but current capabilities, let alone for super-intelligence, are still limited. Nonetheless important problems can be handled, and more is to come.


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Thomas Eiter is Professor of Knowledge-Based Systems in the Faculty of Informatics at Technische Universität Wien, Austria, since 1998. He worked in different fields of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, but his main area is knowledge representation and reasoning, where he has been active since the 1990s and published extensively.

His current interests are declarative problem solving and computational reasoning methods.

Eiter has been serving on many editorial boards, steering bodies, and program committees (e.g. chairing KI 2001 and KR 2014). He is an EurAI (formerly ECCAI) Fellow (2006) and a Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2007).