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The History of AI: Stories about Frank Ramsey

“Frank Ramsey—a philosopher, economist, and mathematician—was one of the greatest minds of the last century. Have we caught up with him yet?” By Anthony Gottlieb
Professor Judea Pearl, Mentor of, said: “Ramsey was definitely one of the clearest forerunners of subjective probabilities and the revival of Bayes statistics in the 20th century, which influenced the 1970-90 debate on how to represent uncertainty in AI systems.”

The History of AI at sees Frank Ramsey as an AI figure in history, who has indirect influence on AI, especially in causal inference.

In late April, 2020, the book “Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers” by Professor Cheryl Misak was published. She will talk about this new book at the History of AI,
“Stories of Frank Ramsey, A Sheer Excess of Powers”

Time: 10;00 am – 11:00 am, EDT, June 6, 2020

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This talk is an event of AIWS House, the History of AI.

AIWS House will host at least one talk a month to discuss historical figures, events, and achievements in AI through online or offline. This is a part of the History of AI at Moderators will be thought leaders and media leaders. The content of talk belongs to and is recognized as the content of the History of AI at

Cheryl Misak is University Professor and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. She works on American pragmatism, the history of analytic philosophy, ethics and political philosophy, and the philosophy of medicine.

Her books include Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers, Cambridge Pragmatism, The American Pragmatists, Truth and the End of Inquiry, and Truth, Politics, Morality.

She has had visiting fellowships or positions at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, the Free University in Berlin, Trinity College Cambridge, St. John’s College Cambridge, and New York University.

In 2013 she completed a long run in academic administration at the University of Toronto, culminating as Vice-President and Provost.

Professor Judea Pearl, UCLA, Member of the History of AI Board, Professor Nazli Choucri, MIT, Member of the History of AI Board, Professor David Silbersweig, Harvard, Member of the History of AI Board, Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Director of Michael Dukakis Institute, Member of the History of AI Board, Professor Mikhail Kupriyanov, Vice President of ETU”LETI”, Russia, Professor Kirill Krinkin, Director of Popov Institute, ETU”LETI”, Mr. Barry Nolan, six times Emmy Award, Professor Tran Van Nhung, Former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Education, Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, Ms. Ta Bich Loan, Chief of VTV3, will discuss with Professor Cheryl Misak about “ Frank Ramsey, A Sheer Excess of Powers”.

10:00 am: Professor Nazli Choucri introduces the History of AI at
Ms. Ta Bich Loan introduces Professor Cheryl Misak
10:08 am: Professor Cheryl Misak talks about Frank Ramsey
10:30 am: Q&A, Moderated by Ms. Ta Bich Loan
10:50 am: Professor Kirill Krinkin introduces the AIWS Leadership Master Program
11:00 am: Conclusion.