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Science Underground: Telling Machines What to Do

April 29, 2014

Science Underground  presents:

"Telling Machines what to do" with Michael Littman, Professor of Computer Science at Brown University

These days, pretty much everything is a computer, resulting in devices that are powerful and flexible. Programming was invented as a mechanism for communicating procedural information, but not many people have learned this skill and are therefore unable to express their wishes to these machines to carry out. Professor Littman will report on efforts to create user-friendly programmable devices.

Refreshments available at 7pm. Presentation will start at 7:15 PM.

This event is free and open to the public. If you're planning on coming, please drop us a line at or respond on the event page for a tentative head count.

Space is limited and seating is first come, first serve.

Attendees are responsible for purchasing their own beverages and any additional food items.

Science Underground is a Providence-based science cafe for anyone interested in learning about science and talking with scientists in a non-academic setting. Join us for light refreshments and good conversation! 

Science Underground is sponsored by Brown University's Science Center, The Triple Helix, and Sigma Xi.