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Wednesday, February 13 • 8:45am - 9:30am
From Correlation to Causation: Lessons for Security and Defense

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Machine learning and AI are sweeping through all aspects of public and private life, but one key challenge is how to move beyond simple correlations and predictions to causal knowledge that can guide action, policy, and plans. Over the past 30 years, a number of algorithms for learning and using causal knowledge (even from purely observational data) have been developed. In this talk, I will first describe the state of the art in causal discovery and reasoning methods, many of which have been developed at CMU. I will then outline various natural uses of these algorithms in (national) security and defense contexts, drawing from examples of research and applications conducted with the SEI.

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David Danks

Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. David Danks is the L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy & Psychology, and Head of the Department of Philosophy, at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also an associate/adjunct member of: the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CMU); the Center for Advanced Study of Language... Read More →

Wednesday February 13, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am EST
NRECA Conference Center 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203

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