AI Theory and Practice: A Discussion on Hard Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

  • Eric Horvitz Microsoft Research
  • Lise Getoor University of Maryland
  • Carlos Guestrin Carnegie Mellon University
  • James Hendler Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Joseph Konstan University of Minnesota
  • Devika Subramanian Rice University
  • Michael Wellman University of Michigan
  • Henry Kautz University of Rochester


The Microsoft Research Faculty Summit brought together eight experts in different areas of AI to share their thoughts about the key challenges ahead in theory and/or practice in the broad constellation of artificial intelligence.  This article summarizes their conversation.

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