Principles of Intelligence: A Celebration of Colleagues and Collaboration

Principles of Intelligence: A Celebration of Colleagues and Collaboration


Save the Date: Friday, August 24, 2018

You are invited to the Microsoft campus for a celebration of colleagues and collaborations on Eric Horvitz’ milestone birthday. The event will take place on Friday, August 24, 2018 and will include short talks from Eric’s colleagues and collaborators on the theme of principles and applications of computational intelligence.

Eric felt most comfortable celebrating others at this event–and using it as a great excuse to bring together folks. So, we are bringing together Eric’s beloved colleagues and collaborators from over the decades—with a goal of celebrating their ideas, collaborations, and contributions. These can include thinking and directions that were influenced by, or that resonate with Eric’s pursuit of principles and applications of machine intelligence.

This will be a fun, once-in-a-lifetime gathering, and we’d love to have you join us in person. Another email with details of the event and link for registration will follow soon. So, please Save the Date!

We plan to put together a collection of short essays and invite you to prepare one (1-6 pages) to be included in a special online collection (potentially made available also as a hardcopy book). We’re seeking essays on visionary ideas on directions on principles and/or applications of computational intelligence. The essays can optionally include your reflections about the influences of collaborations with Eric, or on ideas that align with his long-term interests and curiosity.

Feel free to reach out to with questions about the gathering, and inform us about your availability.

We hope you to see you in August!




Friday, August 24, 2018

Time Activity Speaker(s)
9:00 AM-9:15 AM Welcome and opening remarks Risk Rashid
9:15 AM-9:30 AM Keynote Susan Dumais
9:30 AM-10:15 AM Session 1: Learning, decisions, and intelligence Andreas Krause, Dafna Shahaf, Ashish Kapoor, Mohsen Bayati
10:15 AM-10:45 AM Coffee break
10:45 AM-11:30 AM Session 2: Human intellect and AI Edith Law, Haoqi Zhang, Adish Singla, Michael Bernstein, Dan Bohus
11:30 AM-12:15 PM Session 3: Models of cognition Shamsi Iqbal, James Fogarty, Munmun De Choudhury, James Pennebaker
12:15 PM-12:45 PM Panel on AI in the Open World Cathy Wu, Himabindu Lakkaraju, Ece Kamar (moderator), Gireeja Ranade, Andrey Kolobov, Debadeepta Dey
12:45 PM-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM-2:45 PM Session 5: Learning, health and wellness Tim Althoff, Lauren Wilcox, Suchi Saria, Erika Strandberg
2:45 PM-3:30 PM Session 6: Search, retrieval and planetary-scale lens Adam Fourney, Bob West, Doug Downey, Paul Bennett
3:30 PM-4:00 PM Coffee break
4:00 PM-4:30 PM Session 7: Panel on Innovation in the open world Jaime Teevan, Ashutosh Garg, Mehran Sahami, Urszula Chajewska, Jaime Teevan (moderator), Tim Paek
4:30 PM-5:00 PM Remarks by Eric Horvitz and closing by Harry Shum
5:00 PM-6:00 PM Closing reception
6:30 PM-9:30 PM Dinner at Cafe Juanita