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AI and Our Human Future
Jan/24 Mon 01:00PM–02:00PM

From health care, to transportation, to social media, the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence across many fields has transformed the economic and social structures of people’s daily lives. In doing so, AI not only has impacted our society in unforeseen ways, but is altering how we experience reality.

In this fireside chat, Daniel Huttenlocher and Eric Schmidt will sit down with moderator Asu Ozdaglar for a discussion on how AI is changing our relationship with knowledge and society and what this technology means for us all.


  • Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing
  • Eric Schmidt, Co-founder of Schmidt Futures and former CEO & Chairman of Google
  • Asu Ozdaglar, Deputy Dean of Academics for MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and Head of MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (moderator)

This event will be live streamed. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with access instructions prior to the event.

AI and Our Human Future: IAP Discussion Seminars with Dean Dan Huttenlocher and Eric Schmidt
Jan/25 Tue 01:30PM–03:00PM

EVENT LIMITED TO MIT STUDENTS.  Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, and Eric Schmidt, Co-founder of Schmidt Futures and former CEO and Chairman of Google/Alphabet, will be holding discussion seminars with small groups of undergraduate and graduate students.

Following a fireside chat on January 24, these seminars aim to explore in more depth how the on-going development and adoption of AI not only has impacted our society but even how we experience reality.  (The podcast Hidden Forces provides an overview of Huttenlocher and Schmidt’s perspective on this topic.)

Students: To be eligible for participation in these discussion sessions, you must register your interest by Friday, January 14, by sending the following to

  • your name
  • your department/program and what degree you are pursuing
  • a one-page essay on your thoughts on the discussion and/or issues you would be interested in exploring

Selected participants will be notified by Tuesday, January 18.