Nara Logics CEO to discuss artificial intelligence

Nara Logics CEO to discuss artificial intelligence

Jana Eggers
Jana Eggers

Jana Eggers, CEO of neuroscience-inspired artificial intelligence company Nara Logics, will close the 2018-19 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues with “Yes, You Have a Critical Role in Raising Artificial Intelligence” at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

The lecture is free and open to the public. To order tickets, click here or call the Lied Center box office at 402-472-4747. The forum is general admission, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eggers is a self-proclaimed math and computer nerd who took a business path. As the head of Nara Logics, she is active in customer-inspired innovation; the artificial intelligence industry; and autonomy, mastery and purpose-style leadership. In her talk, she will address the ways AI is already present in people’s lives, helping the audience understand what it is, where it’s heading and why people should embrace it.

Brittany Duncan, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, will give a pre-talk at 6:30 p.m. in the Lied Center's Steinhart Room. Duncan’s research focuses on human-robot interaction, artificial intelligence and unmanned systems. She will discuss how AI is present in people’s lives and global privacy implications related to it.

Events are streamed here. The Feb. 26 lecture will be streamed on LNKTV City and available live on ALLO channel 2, Charter Spectrum 1300 and Windstream Kinetic 1005. It will also be accessible on campus channel 4 and KRNU radio 90.3 FM. The talk will be interpreted for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues is a cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation, Lied Center and university. It was established in 1988 with the purpose of bringing a diversity of viewpoints on international and public policy issues to the university and people of Nebraska to promote understanding and encourage discussion.