You might get a glimpse of the world of artificial intelligence in Steven
Spielberg’s movie “A.I.,” but this is your chance to talk live to a
scientist who actually makes machines do what before was possible only for
humans – to think.

On Tuesday, June 26, Dr. Daniel Clancy of NASA Ames Research Center will be
available for live interviews to discuss cutting-edge technologies and a
variety of highly sophisticated intelligent robots developed at NASA Ames.

“What we are trying to accomplish is to create a mix of artificially
intelligent agents that will collaborate with humans,” said Clancy. “A.I.
really describes a suite of technologies that are in common use today
improving all aspects of human life. At NASA, we are developing and
exploiting this technology to aid in our exploration of space and our
understanding of the world we live in.”

Clancy will explain how A.I. allows robots to replicate the human reasoning
process to decide what is the appropriate response to a particular

Book a window with Clancy on Tuesday, June 26, between 6:00 a.m and 9:00
a.m. EDT (3:00 and 6:00 a.m. PDT). To book an interview, call Victoria
Kushnir at 650-604-0176 or e-mail at:

Possible Questions for Clancy:

  • What is Artificial Intelligence?
  • What are some of the A.I. projects you have worked on at NASA Ames?
  • How do you create a thinking robot and why?
  • Will Artificial Intelligence ever be able to substitute for a human mind?
  • Who benefits from Artificial intelligence?

    Live interviews will originate from Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
    on NASA TV.

    NASA TV is broadcast on GE-2 (C-Band satellite), transponder 9C at 85
    degrees west longitude, vertical polarization with a downlink frequency of
    3880 Mhz and audio of 6.8 Mhz. In case of trouble during the interview,
    call Ames master control at (650) 604-1296.