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Machine Learning

When his estranged, alcoholic father is diagnosed with liver cancer, computer scientist Jorge dreams up a nursing app to manage the disease in his stead. As the machine’s capabilities grow, however, the possibility of leaving it in charge of the treatment becomes more real, forcing Jorge to reckon with his responsibilities as a son—and as a creator.

Written by Francisco Mendoza. Directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman.

Note: Attendees may want to read Professor Ogbunu’s interview with Lupe Fiasco about the fusion between academia and hip-hop before attending this event.

Moderator: Debra Wise, Director, Catalyst Collaborative@MIT

Guest speaker: Lupe Fiasco, Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar at MIT

Guest scientist: C. Brandon Ogbunu, Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar at MIT

Guest Scientist: Peter Szolovits, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering MIT EECS

Playwright: Francisco Mendozapicture of director

Director: Gabriel Vega Weissmann

  • Hosted By

    MIT Museum

  • Date

    February 6, 2023 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Location

    MIT Museum
    314 Main Street ,Gambrill Center Building E-28, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142

  • Cost