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Time & Date

Friday, May 13, 2022, 12:30 pm

Both in-person and virtual tickets are available for this event. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps


We’re living in a time of scientific discovery and achievement that is, well, remarkable. In this monthly series, host Meghna Chakrabarti will take your questions in deep dive discussions with researchers, scientists and innovators offering audiences access to what’s behind incredible scientific advances in a region world renowned as a hub of science and technology.

Life with robots once seemed possible only in science fiction with R2-D2 and C-3PO helping save the galaxy while audiences delighted in theaters. However, the future is now — scientific advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have brought robots into our homes and increasingly as part of our everyday lives. Join On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti on the Day of AI for a conversation focused on the future of human and animal interaction with artificial intelligence and robots.


Daniela Rus — Andrew and Erna Viterbi professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Merritt Moore — quantum physicist and professional ballerina

Justin Werfel — senior research fellow and head of the Designing Emergence Laboratory, Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

This event is supported in part by Vertex, The Science of Possibility.

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