Can robots help people to heal? - Office of the Vice President for

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Can robots help people to heal?
IBM Watson Comes to the Classroom
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Christman/MML Building, First Floor • 208 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933
his presentation describes bringing IBM’s Watson, an artificially intelligent
computer, into the Engineering and bioscience classrooms at the University of
Michigan. Presently, Watson is focused on helping patients at the UM C.S. Mott
Children’s Hospital where it is bringing innovative technologies to aid UM’s
healthcare teams. While the announcement “The Robot will see you now” has not
yet occurred in healthcare waiting rooms, IBM Watson’s intelligence is making
a difference in many medical, finance and work-related settings. IBM Watson
has been so popular on the University of Michigan campus that its presence has
led to significantly increased enrollments in science, technology and engineering
courses where Watson has made its appearance. Please join us for this innovative
and enlightening discussion about IBM Watson with UM Lecturer, Dr. David
More About the Speakers
r. David Chesney attended General Motors Institute (now
Kettering University) as an undergraduate, and obtained multiple
graduate degrees from Michigan State University. He worked in
industry at General Motors Corporation for 20+ years, prior to joining
the faculty in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department at the University of Michigan in 2001. His research
area is assistive technology, and in particular, the intersection of new
technology and childhood disability. Dr. Chesney is the recipient of
multiple teaching and service awards, grants, and a best paper award.
More About the Wolverine Caucus
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from the world-class talents of the University of Michigan.
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Wolverine Caucus ~ Office of Government Relations ~ Alumni Association
Please join us for the following 2015
University of Michigan Wolverine Caucus Forums
Forums will be held at the Christman/MML Building, 208 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933, or at a location in downtown Lansing, MI
Let’s Play Ball!
Featured speaker: Carol S. Hutchins, Head Softball Coach of the University of Michigan
Preserving Our Great Lakes
Featured speakers: John Callewaert, Ph.D., Integrated Assessment Center Director, UM Graham Sustainability Institute; Nicole Berg, Planet Blue Ambassador (PBA) Program Coordinator,
UM Graham Sustainability Institute
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Christman Building, 1st Floor
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Christman Building, 1st Floor
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