Science Café College of Science and Mathematics
North Dakota State University

Our Next Science Café:

March 6, 2018, 7pm at Stoker’s Basement, Hotel Donaldson

Jeremy Straub

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, North Dakota State University

The Growth of Artificial Intelligence and its Benefits and Pitfalls

Abstract: Artificial Intelligence is growing in use across a multitude of areas. Some have said that it, combined with robotics, will put millions out of work. Others are concerned that it may take over civilization or launch a war. For all the hype, most people don't understand what AI is or how it works. This presentation will cover the basics of AI and explain why there is no need to fear its development. It will also discuss what precautions need to be taken to ensure that the doomsday predictions don't come true.

General Information

Our Science Cafés feature

  • A presentation by a scientist
  • Discussion
    • have a conversation with the scientist
    • talk among yourselves

Free and open to the public.

Attendees must be 21 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information, contact Diane Goede at or (701) 231-7411.

Science Café presentations are about one hour long; there is some extra time for discussions. The location is:

Stoker’s Basement
Hotel Donaldson
101 N Broadway
North Dakota