Microsoft researcher Eric Horvitz receives prestigious award for artificial intelligence work

As an artificial intelligence researcher, Eric Horvitz has worked on everything from systems that help determine what’s funny or surprising to those that know when to help us remember what we need to do at work. On Wednesday, Horvitz, a technical fellow and managing director of Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington, research lab, received the ACM – AAAI Allen Newell Award for groundbreaking contributions in artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. The award honors Horvitz’s substantial theoretical efforts and persistent focus in using the discoveries in ways that make our lives easier and more productive. Read more in the Next at Microsoft blog. Vanessa Ho Microsoft News Center Staff Back to top


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