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Kevin Knight
Chief Scientist
Threeven Labs Company
Insights from Pioneers in Innovation and Navigating the Future of AI
Monday, March 04, 2024 13:10 - 13:40
Advancements in Natural Language Understanding
Wednesday, March 06, 2024 14:30 - 15:00
Fireside Chat
Dr. Kevin Knight is an academic and entrepreneur. He has served on the faculty of the University of Southern California (26 years), as Chief Scientist at Language Weaver, Inc. (9 years), and as Chief Scientist for Natural Language Processing at Didi Global (4 years). He received a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree from Harvard University. Dr. Knight's research interests include machine translation, natural language generation, automata theory, decipherment of historical documents, and number theory. He has co-authored over 150 research papers on natural language processing, as well as the widely adopted textbook "Artificial Intelligence" (McGraw-Hill). Dr. Knight served as President of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) in 2011, as General Chair for ACL in 2005, as General Chair for the North American ACL (NAACL) in 2016, and as co-program chair for the inaugural Asia-Pacific ACL (2020). He received an Outstanding Paper Award at NAACL 2018, and Test-of-Time awards at ACL 2022 and ACL 2023. He is a Fellow of the ACL and a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).