Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Berkeley 150 Roadshow


October 18, 2018
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Pasadena, CA


How will these advances impact our future society?  Will robots replace workers? Is Big Data the new Big Brother? As the fields of artificial intelligence and data science flourish, they raise questions about how this new era of intelligent tools might help — or hinder — our future human society. Join Henry E. Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy; and Ken Goldberg, the William S. Floyd Distinguished Chair of Engineering, as they discuss the impacts and implications of these fast-growing fields.

Berkeley 150 Roadshow — Pasadena
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena, 180 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, California 91103

The Berkeley 150 Roadshow is a traveling lecture series that brings UC Berkeley’s premier faculty — longtime lecturers and rising stars alike — to the extended Cal family for an evening of engaging lectures, panels, and lively Q&A.


Henry Brady

Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy

Henry E. Brady is dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at UC Berkeley. He received his PhD in economics and political science from MIT in 1980. He has written on electoral politics and political participation, social welfare policy, political polling, and statistical methodology, and he has worked for the federal Office of Management and Budget and other organizations in Washington, DC. He is past president of the American Political Science Association, past president of the Political Methodology Society of the American Political Science Association, and director of the University of California’s Survey Research Center from 1998 to 2009. He is coauthor of Letting the People Decide: Dynamics of a Canadian Election (1992), which won the Harold Innis Award for the best book in the social sciences published in English in Canada; Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics (1995), which won the Philip Converse Award for a book making a lasting contribution to public opinion research and the AAPOR book award for influential books that have stimulated theoretical and scientific research in public opinion; Expensive Children in Poor Families: The Intersection of Childhood Disability and Welfare (2000); and Counting All the Votes: The Performance of Voting Technology in the United States (2001). He is co-editor of Rethinking Social Inquiry (2004), which won the Sartori Award for best book on qualitative methods; Capturing Campaign Effects (2006); and the Handbook of Political Methodology (2008). He is the author of The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy and Unequal and Unrepresented:  Political Inequality and the People's Voice in the New Gilded Age. Dr. Brady has also authored numerous articles on political participation, political methodology, the dynamics of public opinion, and other topics. He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2003 and as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2006.

Ken Goldberg

UC Berkeley Engineering

Ken Goldberg is an artist, inventor, and UC Berkeley Professor focusing on robotics. He was appointed the William S. Floyd Jr Distinguished Chair in Engineering and serves as Chair of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department. He has secondary appointments in EECS, Art Practice, the School of Information, and Radiation Oncology at the UCSF Medical School.