The Unfinished Internet: Turing Award Winner and Google VP Vint Cerf at the Berkeley Forum
Lecture | March 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
The Internet has been evolving since 1973 and has been in operation since 1983. It has continued to evolve and now serves about half the Earth's population. We have learned a great deal since the advent of the World Wide Web and online social media and among the lessons are that the Internet can be abused in ways that produce social harm as well as social and economic good. Coping with this is an unsolved challenge. Further elaboration of the online world is already underway with the Internet of Things and the Interplanetary Internet. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is infusing the online world with new capabilities only dreamed of decades ago. In this talk, Vint Cerf will argue that the technical community has obligations to assure that these technologies are mostly constructive and that the hazards of their application are mitigated technically, legally, and socially.