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Rumelhart Lecture - Judea Pearl

The Algorithmization of Counterfactuals

July 21, 2011
1 hours 11 minutes
Judea Pearl, Robert Glushko, Mary Hegarty, James McClelland


Introductions by:

Robert Glushko, University of California at Berkeley / Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation

Mary Hegarty, University of California, Santa Barbara

James McClelland, Stanford University


Judea Pearl is a professor of computer science and the director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory at UCLA. He is known internationally for his contributions to artificial intelligence, human reasoning and philosophy of science. He is the author of over three hundred scientific papers and three landmark books in his fields of interest: Heuristics (1984), Probabilistic Reasoning (1988), and Causality (2000). His current interests are artificial intelligence and knowledge representation, probabilistic and causal reasoning, nonstandard logics and learning strategies. Pearl is the father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, which he co-founded with his family in February 2002, "to continue Daniel's life-work of dialogue and understanding and to address the root causes of his tragedy."