January 20, 2022

Google’s Peter Norvig Delivers Commencement Address to UC Berkeley School of Information Graduates

Google’s Director of Research, Dr. Peter Norvig, was the keynote speaker at yesterday’s (May 14, 2016) UC Berkeley School of Information commencement.

A video of the approx 7.5 minute speech is embedded below.

Norvig received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1986 and the distinguished alumni award in 2006.

The speech is titled, “You Can Always Get What You Want — But Not What You Need.”

From the Speech:

Google CEO Sundar Pichai in this year’s letter to the stockholders said over time the computer itself whatever its form factor will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your day will move from mobile first to an AI first world.

That means for Google, a company that started out with the goal of making information universally accessible it’s now the doing with these systems that really matters.

See Also: Dr. Norvig’s Bio and Vitae Incl. List of Online Papers

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.