Liberal Arts and the AI Future Lecture – 4/22

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Please join Society of Physics Students in welcome Dr. David Murr, an alumni and former professor of Augsburg University, for his exciting lecture on: “Liberal Arts and the AI future: Extracting information from exabytes of aerial imagery (and practical advice for getting a job in machine learning and AI)”.

Dr. Murr works for Eagleview, a leading aerial imagery provider that covers 98% of the U.S. population. They are currently building and deploying algorithms to scan through this data and automatically extract information such as the presence of solar panels on a home or hurricane-related damage. Dr. Murr will discuss practical and technical issues in this field and the ones encountered during his transition from academia to industry. The talk will include a high-level overview of several buzzwords: big data, cloud computing, machine learning and AI. He will also argue that the liberal arts provide the best preparation for taking advantage of these powerful news tools as well as being an engaged citizen able to identify their associated risks.

When: Monday, April 22nd, 3:40-4:40pm
Where: Hagfors 151

Please contact SPS President Noah Aleshire ( if you have any questions.