Pieter Abbeel
Prof UC Berkeley, Founder/President/Chief Scientist covariant.ai, Founder Gradescope


AI Robotic Solutions in the Real World: Challenges and Paths Forward


Professor Pieter Abbeel is Director of the Berkeley Robot Learning Lab and Co-Director of the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence (BAIR) Lab. Abbeel’s research strives to build ever more intelligent systems, which has his lab push the frontiers of deep reinforcement learning, deep imitation learning, deep unsupervised learning, transfer learning, meta-learning, and learning to learn, as well as study the influence of AI on society.  His lab also investigates how AI could advance other science and engineering disciplines.  Abbeel's Intro to AI class has been taken by over 100K students through edX, and his Deep RL and Deep Unsupervised Learning materials are standard references for AI researchers.  Abbeel has founded three companies: Gradescope (AI to help teachers with grading homework and exams), Covariant (AI for robotic automation of warehouses and factories), and Berkeley Open Arms (low-cost, highly capable 7-dof robot arms), advises many AI and robotics start-ups, and is a frequently sought after speaker worldwide for C-suite sessions on AI future and strategy.  Abbeel has received many awards and honors, including the PECASE, NSF-CAREER, ONR-YIP, Darpa-YFA, TR35.  His work is frequently featured in the press, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Rolling Stone, Wired, and Tech Review.

Please note that in-person conferences (i.e. AI Hardware Expo on May 5th-6th 2020, AI Enterprise Expo on August 25th-26th 2020 and AI Robotics Expo on November 12th-13th 2020 at SEMI, Milpitas, Silicon Valley) are converted into this virtual AI Expo series.