Penn Science Café: ‘Artificial Intelligence: Past, Present and Future’

Gina Bryan | | 215-898-8721
Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194
Friday, April 21, 2017


Mark Liberman
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor
Department of Linguistics
School of Arts & Sciences
Department of Computer and Information Science
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

Paul Reverdy
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Adelheid Voskuhl
Associate Professor
Department of History and Sociology of Science
​​​​​​​School of Arts & Sciences


Penn Science Café: “Artificial Intelligence: Past, Present and Future”


Tuesday, April 25, 6-7 p.m. 


World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia

In presentations and a panel discussion, a trio of Penn researchers with diverse backgrounds will share their research and thoughts on the past, present and future of artificial intelligence. Adelheid Voskuhl will describe the surprising responses androids evoked in 18th century Europe, Mark Liberman will discuss communicating with machines and Paul Reverdy will offer his perspective on building robots to meet the needs of society.


The talk is part of the Penn Science Café free public-lecture series presented by Penn Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes science out of the lab for a night on the town. The panel’s presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Seating is limited. RSVPs are encouraged. To RSVP or for more information or directions: Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or