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Gary Marcus will discuss AI regulation at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023

The unchecked rise of AI has captured headlines, causing extreme enthusiasm for its promise and considerable concern over its

Gary Marcus will discuss AI regulation at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023

The unchecked rise of AI has captured headlines, causing extreme enthusiasm for its promise and considerable concern over its potential dangers. The mood swings between hype and fearmongering call for a rational voice of reason. Enter .

We're thrilled that Marcus — author, founder and neuroscientist — will us for a session called “Between Hype and a Hard Place: Gary Marcus on AI's Next Steps,” September 20 on the AI Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023.

Well known in academic circles, Marcus testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last May — along with OpenAI CEO Sam and Christina Montgomery, IBM's chief officer. The topic? The need for AI regulation.

Marcus believes that AI presents serious risks, and he brings an impartial voice to the conversation. He's not employed by or beholden to any AI company. Action, regulation and cooperation are necessary to determine whether the benefits outweigh the risks before companies deploy an AI to customers.

He has ideas on how to that happen, and we can't wait to hear them.

Learn about our speaker — and his qualifications for tackling challenging topic — below.

Gary Marcus: Author, scientist, founder and Professor Emeritus, NYU

Gary Marcus, a leading voice in , is a scientist, bestselling author and founder of Robust.AI and Geometric.AI, which was acquired by Uber. He is well known for his challenges to contemporary AI, anticipating many of the limitations decades in advance, and for his research in human development and .

An Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Neural at NYU, he is the author of five books, including, “The Algebraic Mind,” “Kluge,” “The Birth of the Mind,” and the New York Times bestseller “Guitar Zero.”

Marcus frequently contributes to The New Yorker, Wired and The New York Times. His most recent book, “Rebooting AI,” with Ernest Davis, is one of Forbes's 7 Must Read Books in AI.

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