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Eric Horvitz

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Eric Horvitz is a technical fellow and director at Microsoft Research. He has made contributions in areas of machine learning, perception, natural language understanding, decision making, and human-AI collaboration. Eric received the Feigenbaum Prize and the Allen Newell Prize for contributions to AI. He is a founder and co-chair of the Partnership on AI to Support People and Society, and has served as president of the AAAI, and on advisory committees for a number of scientific committees and foundations, including the Allen Institute for AI. Beyond technical work, he has pursued efforts and studies on the influences of AI on people and society, including issues around ethics, law, and safety. At Stanford, Eric established the One Hundred Year Study on AI. Eric received his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University, and both a PhD and MD from Stanford.