Presentation on artificial intelligence

Dr. Julie A. Adams, the associate director of research for the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute at Oregon State University, will give a presentation called “Artificial Intelligence: Myths and Realities.”

It will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, at the Yachats Commons, located at 441 Highway 101 N. 

Every time people rely on their phones to translate a foreign language or ask their smart speaker to do something, or even when their car skids on black ice, they have taken advantage of artificial intelligence. While Hollywood may pose a fearful future in which humans battle wily robots, the reality is that this technology faces significant limitations. Initiatives to create self-driving cars and swarms of flying drones occasionally capture headlines, but daunting hurdles remain.

Adams will address these topics and more during her talk, presented by the Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences ( and sponsored by Polly Plumb Productions ( Admission is a suggested donation of $5.


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