Expert on Artificial Intelligence to Speak at EPIIC Nights Dinner
Heilman, Wayne, The Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO)
An expert in artificial intelligence who is CEO of the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition in Pensacola, Fla., will discuss the institute's research and human-centered computing during the EPIIC Nights dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Upper Lodge.
Ken Ford founded the institute on the campus of the University of West Florida in 1990. The institute became an independent, statewide not-for-profit research organization of the Florida University System and is affiliated with Florida Atlantic University, Florida Institute of Technology, the University of Central Florida and the University of West Florida. The organization employs about 100 people in Pensacola and a branch in Ocala and pioneers "technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities," according to its website.
Ford has written hundreds of scientific papers and six books on his research in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, human- centered computing and entrepreneurship in government and academia. He received a doctoral degree in computer science from Tulane University. …