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Rebooting AI
Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust

Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis

Gary Marcus

Gary Marcus, scientist, bestselling author, and entrepreneur was CEO and Founder of the machine learning startup Geometric Intelligence, recently acquired by Uber.

As a Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU, he has published extensively in fields ranging from human and animal behavior to neuroscience, genetics, and artificial intelligence, often in leading journals such as Science and Nature.

As a writer, he contributes frequently to The New Yorker and The New York Times, and is the author of four books, including The Algebraic Mind, Kluge:The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind, and The New York Times Bestseller, Guitar Zero, and also editor of the recent book,The Future of the Brain: Essays By The World's Leading Neuroscientists, featuring the 2014 Nobel Laureates May-Britt and Edvard Moser.

In November 2012, he invented the now-ubiquitous trolley problems for driverless cars (borrowed, mostly recently, by Barack Obama)

Ernest Davis

Ernie Davis is Professor of Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. He is one of the world's leading experts on commonsense reasoning for artificial intelligence. He is the author of four books, including the textbooks Representations of Commonsense Knowledge , Linear Algebra and Probability for Computer Science Applications, and Verses for the Information Age, a collection of light verse. With his late father Philip J. Davis, he edited Mathematics, Substance and Surmise: Views on the Meaning and Ontology of Mathematics,

Gary and Ernie

Gary and Ernie have been collaborating together since 2012. They have done joint research in commonsense reasoning, particularly physical reasoning, both in humans and in AIs; carried out in-depth analysis and critique of scientific theories of human cognition; and published popular articles on AI in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere.