TED TALKS

What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?

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

The Mathematics of Intelligence

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

Artificial Intelligence: Pioneering a New Path

Idonae Lovetrue discusses the difference between mental and physical artificial intelligence. For too long, she argues, we have been focusing on algorithms for mental processing and it is time to rethink this position. Since 2015 she and her husband have been running Demiurge Technologies, a startup in Zug devoted to pioneering a new path in the area of physical artificial intelligence. Idonae Lovetrue discusses the difference between mental and physical

Food and Brain

When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out. “Have you ever had a gut feeling or butterflies in your stomach? Has hunger ever changed

How we teach computers to understand pictures

When a very young child looks at a picture, she can identify simple elements: “cat,” “book,” “chair.” Now, computers are getting smart enough to do that too. What’s next? In a thrilling talk, computer vision expert Fei-Fei Li describes the state of the art — including the database of 15 million photos her team built to “teach” a computer to understand pictures — and the key insights yet to come.

Artificial Intelligence will kill us: Jay Tuck

“Artificial intelligence is smarter than you are.. In fact a lot of people who work in artificial intelligence believe that artificial intelligence is thousand times smarter than we are. It will be moving at speeds that are a hundred thousand times as fast as we think and it will be digesting information and data a million times more than we can. What is artificial intelligence? There are a lot of

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Society: Terah Lyons

Terah Lyons, discusses how Artificial Intelligence is currently handled by US government, and how this may change overtime. “Artificial intelligence or AI is a sub field of computer science which enables intelligence exhibited machines and even experts disagree about what exactly defines AI. But usually they can agree that if something exhibits intelligence if it interacts with its environment complex ways then we can generally call it AI. Though the field

Taming the swarm - Collective Artificial Intelligence: Radhika Nagpal

Radhika is a professor at Harvard and a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. She studies collective behavior in biological systems and how such behaviors can be applied to computing and robotics. Radhika Nagpal is the Kavli Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University and a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. At Harvard, she leads the Self-organizing Systems Research

How Will Artificial Intelligence Affect Your Life : Jeff Dean

In the last five years, significant advances were made in the fields of computer vision, speech recognition, and language understanding. In this talk, Jeff Dean discusses why and how these advances have come about, what the implications are for areas as diverse as robotics, healthcare, human creativity and computer hardware design, and why these possibilities are so exciting. Jeff Dean is a Senior Fellow in Google’s Research Group, where he

Why Diversity Matters: Matt Zeiler

Artificial intelligence expert Matt Zeiler explains why diversity in building Artificial Intelligence matters. Matthew Zeiler is an artificial intelligence expert with a Ph.D. in machine learning from NYU. His groundbreaking research in visual recognition, alongside renowned machine learning pioneers Geoff Hinton and Yann LeCun, has propelled the image recognition industry from theory to real-world practice. As the founder of Clarifai, Matt is applying his award-winning research to create the best