Cynthia Breazeal, Founder and Chief Science Officer, Jibo, Inc / Associate Professor, MIT
Eric Horvitz, Distinguished Scientist and Director, Microsoft Redmond Research Lab
Moderated by: Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
Dr. Cynthia Breazeal is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she founded and directs the Personal Robots Group at the Media Lab. She is also founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, Inc. She is a pioneer of Social Robotics and Human Robot Interaction. She authored the book Designing Sociable Robots, and she has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in journals and conferences on the topics of Autonomous Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Human Robot Interaction, and Robot Learning. She serves on several editorial boards in the areas of autonomous robots, affective computing, entertainment technology and multi-agent systems. She is also an Overseer at the Museum of Science, Boston.
Eric Horvitz is Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director for Microsoft Research.
Mary Louise Kelly
Mary Louise Kelly is NPR's former Intelligence correspondent, and the author of the forthcoming novel Anonymous Sources.