Prof.Pierre Collet is trying to find the solutions “How Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Evolution can cooperate to shape out the future (creative autonomous computers)”? How new technologies are shaping a future where machines could be faster, more creative and more innovative than humans ? How AI and AI lead us toward a generation of intelligent and autonomous computers ? “Our research team are working right now in Strasburg University and we
Meet the “Row-bot,” a robot that cleans up pollution and generates the electricity needed to power itself by swallowing dirty water. Roboticist Jonathan Rossiter explains how this special swimming machine, which uses a microbial fuel cell to neutralize algal blooms and oil slicks, could be a precursor to biodegradable, autonomous pollution-fighting robots. “I’m an engineer and I make robots. Now, of course you all know what a robot is, right?
New tech spawns new anxieties, says scientist and philosopher Grady Booch, but we don’t need to be afraid an all-powerful, unfeeling AI. Booch allays our worst (sci-fi induced) fears about superintelligent computers by explaining how we’ll teach, not program, them to share our values. Rather than worry about an unlikely existential threat, he urges us to consider how artificial intelligence will enhance human life. “When I was a kid, I
We have to teach computers contradictoriness to reach a new level of artificial intelligence. Hegel’s Logic might help. Dr. Simon Hegelich is Professor for Political Data Science at the Technical University of Munich. He has done research on social bots, data mining and artificial intelligence and is CEO of the data analyzing company ddductr GmbH.
AI and neuroscience can inform one another, if we can continue to bridge their current gap. By increasing the synergy between artificial intelligence and neuroscience, a bootstrapping process will occur: more neuroscience research will inform better AI, and better AI will give neuroscientists the tools to make more discoveries and interpret them. Let’s encourage collaboration, throughout academia and industry. Who is Alex Lavin? Alex Lavin is a researcher at the
The amount of information that we are creating is increasing at an incredible speed. Professor Maria Fasli, Professor in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering and the Director of the Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS), is explaining how we are going to manage this amount of information? “This is the display interface of the Apollo 11 computers. This is the mission that took man to the moon. The
Hayley Teasdale is doing groundbreaking research into non-invasive brain stimulation that shows great promise, particularly for those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. In this talk, she give us insights into how she came to be working in this field, and her hopes for the future. She is a neuroscientist with her work mainly focused on Parkinson’s disease, she uses non-invasive brain stimulation to try and combat symptoms. She is particularly interested
What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all by themselves. Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish
Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as “smart” as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: “Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make.” A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we’re building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will
Professor Goodhill’s research aims to discover the computational rules underlying brain development and function. He originally trained in the UK in maths, physics and artificial intelligence, and then spent 10 years researching in the USA, including 8 as a professor of neuroscience at Georgetown University. He moved to the University of Queensland in 2005, where he holds a joint appointment between the Queensland Brain Institute and School of Mathematics and