The Artificial Intelligence Revolution Program CoverJoel Zaidspiner Leibo, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at Google’s DeepMind, will discuss the possibilities and perils of artificial intelligence on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at 7 p.m. in Bush Memorial Center, Russell Sage College, 65 1st Street, Troy, N.Y.

Leibo is a graduate of Albany High School, Brandeis University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the lead author of a 2017 DeepMind study that concluded that AI adapts its behavior in human-like ways in response to its environment. A Wired UK article from Feb. 9, 2017, reported that Leibo and his team found that AI agents exhibit “highly aggressive” behavior in environments with few resources, and more cooperative behavior in environments with plentiful resources. Their work has the potential to influence complex systems such as the economy, traffic and environmental challenges, according to this Deep Mind blog post.

Leibo’s talk, titled “Inside the Artificial Intelligence Revolution,” is sponsored by The Sage Colleges’ Sherman David Spector Lecture Fund. The event is free and open to the public.