April 25, 2017

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
  • Mark Liberman

    Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Linguistics , School of Arts & Sciences and professor in Department of Computer and Information Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Paul Reverdy

    postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering and the GRASP Lab, School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Adelheid Voskuhl

    associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, School of Arts & Sciences

Artificial Intelligence: Past, Present and Future

Penn Science Cafe

​​​​​​​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.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Cafe. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Cafe events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.