Eric Horvitz



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Eric Horvitz is the Chief Scientific Officer of Microsoft. His research has centered on challenges with machine learning, reasoning, and action amidst the uncertainties and complexities of the open world. His efforts and collaborations have included the fielding of AI technologies in healthcare, transportation, aerospace, and computing applications and services. His contributions to AI have been recognized with several honors, including the Feigenbaum Prize and the Allen Newell Prize. As chair of Microsoft’s Aether effort, he has been an architect of the company’s approach to the responsible development and fielding of AI systems. He is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). He was a Commissioner on the National Security Commission on AI, where he chaired the line of effort on Ethical and Responsible AI. He served as president of the AAAI and on advisory boards at the NSF, NIH, and U.S. Department of Defense. He co-founded the One Hundred Year Study on AI and the Partnership on AI. He has been elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and American Philosophical Society and fellow of the Association for the Advancement of AI ( AAAI), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He did his doctoral work at Stanford University. Additional information and publications are available here.