The NAS annual meeting takes place each April in Washington, DC. Highlights include the induction of recently elected members, the presentation of awards recognizing outstanding contributions to science, a scientific program on current important topics in science, and the election of new U.S. and international members. Although in-person attendance is limited to NAS members, many sessions and ceremonies are livestreamed and available on YouTube after the meeting.

161st Annual Meeting: April 26-30, 2024

Featured Session

Much of the conversation we hear about Artificial Intelligence (AI) focuses on fears concerning loss of privacy, lack of transparency and accountability, increase in inequality, and other social and economic issues. However, AI is more than just large language models, and in fact versions of AI have been fueling scientific discovery and exploration for several decades. Speakers in this session work at the forefront of developing AI to advance research by automating workflows, finding patterns in large and complex data sets, mitigating human bias, improving models, speeding up tedious tasks, and exploring domains inhospitable to humans.

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