Is a Mathematician a Robot?

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Robotics is another of HM Government’s ‘eight great technologies’. Is it possible that in a few years we might have machines with artificial intelligence? 

In this lecture I will describe the mathematics of machine learning and explain its applications to robotics. In particular I will show how the modern ideas of deep learning allow a robot to make sense of the world it exists in, including the ideas behind speech and face recognition. I will also address the important (at least to mathematicians!) question of whether a robot will ever replace a mathematician.

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This event was on Tue, 13 Feb 2018


Professor Chris Budd

Professor of Geometry

Chris Budd OBE is based at the University of Bath, where he is Professor of Applied Mathematics and Director of the Centre of Nonlinear Mechanics. He has a long history of engagement in the public understanding of science and mathematics.

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