Judea Pearl's Turing Award Lecture Now Available on Video
"The Mechanization of Causal Inference: A 'Mini Turing Test' and Beyond," Delivered at AAAI 2012 Conference
2011 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Judea Pearl presented the ACM Turing Lecture at the AAAI 2012 conference on artificial intelligence in Toronto on July 24. Pearl, who received the Turing Award this year for fundamental contributions to artificial intelligence through the development of a calculus for probabilistic and causal reasoning, spoke on "The Mechanization of Causal Inference: A 'Mini Turing Test' and Beyond". The Turing Lecture was open free of charge to all registrants and ACM members, and is now available as an on-demand video on the ACM Turing Lecture site.
ACM named Judea Pearl of the University of California, Los Angeles the winner of the 2011 ACM A.M. Turing Award for innovations that enabled remarkable advances in the partnership between humans and machines that is the foundation of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Pearl pioneered developments in probabilistic and causal reasoning and their application to a broad range of problems and challenges. He received his award at the ACM A.M. Turing Centenary Celebration and Awards Banquet in June.