Turing Lecture 2017

Thursday 23 February, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Suitability: 14+

Beneficial AI for the Advancement of Humankind

Free - Registration Required

Join Dr Guruduth S. Banavar, VP & Chief Science Officer,  Cognitive Computing, IBM Research - This talk will provide an overview of cognitive computing, the technology breakthroughs that are enabling this trend, practical applications for the real-world, and ethical considerations guiding the development and deployment of the technology for the benefit of humankind.
In the last decade, the availability of massive amounts of new data, the development of new machine learning technologies, and the availability of scalable computing infrastructure, have given rise to a new class of computing systems. These “Cognitive Systems” learn from data, reason from models, and interact naturally with us, to perform complex tasks better than either humans or machines can do by themselves. These tasks range from answering questions conversationally to extracting knowledge for discovering insights to evaluating options for difficult decisions. These cognitive systems are designed to create new partnerships between people and machines to augment and scale human expertise in every industry, from healthcare to financial services to education.
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