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"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."

June 27, 2017

The following is a transcript of remarks given at RIT's 132nd Commencement Ceremonies in May, 2017.

Inscribed in stone at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial down in Washington D.C. are the words “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."

Dr. King used these powerful words, originally spoken by abolitionist minister Theodore Parker, many times to inspire meaningful hope in the context of reality.

The Finest Hour

May 10, 2017

The following is an excerpt of remarks given at the Celebration of Teaching and Scholarship, April 25, 2017.
 

June 18, 1940. The Nazis had invaded France and everyone expected Britain to be next. Winston Churchill addresses the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom:

Move 78 – an RIT retreat focused on cognitive technologies for the RIT community

October 20, 2016

“This isn’t human versus machine. It’s human and machine.” Cade Metz, "In Two Moves, AlphaGo and Lee Sodel Redefined the Future," Wired Magazine

 

In a very short time, there has been an explosion of announcements, articles, and advancements on the topics of artificial intelligence, machine (‘deep’) learning, robotics, quantum computing, and other related topics that fall under the general header of ‘cognitive technologies’. Examples abound:

We are in the dream business

September 4, 2015

On Sunday, August 16, I attended an Ironman race in Mont-Tremblant, Canada. Over 2,500 participants swam 2.4, biked 112, and ran 26.2 miles while more than 5,000 spectators watched and almost 4,000 volunteers assisted.

The 2014 Malmӧ RIT Symposium

October 31, 2014

“Malmö is also undergoing a transition from being an industrial city to a city of knowledge. Older industries have been replaced by investments in new technology and training programmes of high calibre. Malmö University, which opened in 1998, is Sweden's latest venture in the field of higher education, accommodating some 25, 000 students.”

-City of Malmӧ website