Eric Horvitz

Chief Scientific Officer, Microsoft

Passionate about harnessing computing advances to enhance the quality of peoples' lives. Long-term pursuit of principles and applications of AI, including efforts to harness computing frontiers to advance health and welfare, bioscience, and sustainability. Research foci include methods leveraging the complementarity of human and machine reasoning and for enhancing the robustness of AI in the open world. Before taking on role as Microsoft's CSO, served as director at Microsoft Research, including our labs at Redmond, New York, New England, Montreal, Bangalore, and Cambridge UK.

Outside of Microsoft, serving on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of the National Academies. Enjoy collaborating, advising, and mentoring in my roles as Distinguished Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI and as an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington's School of Medicine and Computer Science and Engineering Department.

            Publications      Selected publications      Resources for the general reader


Fast-paced Q & A "On the DL" with Pieter Abbeel

Talk: AI Challenges, Advances, and Responsibilities (APS)

A Leap Forward in Bioscience

Talk: On Complementing Human Intellect, Stanford HAI 2021 spring meeting

Testimony to Senate: AI and Cybersecurity (pdf)

Advancing AI Trustworthiness

A Milestone Reached

Learning together: Turing Academic Program

Podcast: Microsoft partners with UW Institute for Protein Design

Aiming Advances in AI at Biomedical Search   Search now

A Promising Step Forward on Disinformation

National Security Commission on AI; Chapters on Trustworthy AI, Civil Liberties, Key Considerations; NSCAI podcast

Studies in Pandemic Preparedness

One Hundred Year Study on AI, Framing memo

AI Index 2021       @erichorvitz       One Microsoft Way, Redmond WA 98052