W. Cowan
AI and Optimization Research
Rutgers University

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The fundamental basis of AI and ML is in modeling/representation of the world, and the processing of those representations. The bases of these models are prior knowledge, and data. How does data inform knowledge? How does knowledge inform action? These are questions that go beyond statistics and data science.

Over the last 25 years, an explosion of data and computational resources have pushed AI to impressive advancements in many areas. But ultimately data can only take you so far, and not everything can be understood through correlation and correlation of correlations. So where do we go next?

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