Narrowing the Intelligence Gap

Amazon, Amazon Cambridge Development Centre, 1 Station Square, Cambridge, CB1 2GA

  • Date 30 May 2019
  • Time 17:30 - 20:15
  • Location Amazon, Amazon Cambridge Development Centre, 1 Station Square, Cambridge, CB1 2GA

This evening Byte-Size event (with pizza & beer) features Neil Lawrence, IPC Machine Learning at Amazon and Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Sheffield, outlining his views on whether the latest AI is "more human" and if so, how.

How are we making computers do the things we used to associate only with humans? Have we made a breakthrough in understanding human intelligence?

While recent achievements might give the sense that the answer is yes, the short answer is that we are nowhere near. All we’ve achieved for the moment is a breakthrough in emulating intelligence. In this talk we discuss two differences between the artificial intelligence we’ve deployed and the natural intelligence we exhibit. Resolving one is a challenge of changing the way we do systems design, the other, we argue, is a more fundamental difference that may never be overcome.

Neil Lawrence, Director, IPC Machine Learning at Amazon and Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Sheffield, sets the record straight.

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SPEAKER

Neil Lawrence - Director of Machine Learning, Amazon Cambridge Development Center

 

Neil Lawrence is Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Sheffield and the co-host of the podcast “Talking Machines”. He is currently exploring industry on leave of absence from Sheffield at Amazon in Cambridge, where he is a Director of Machine Learning.

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