Norwich - Artificial Intelligence - How Much is it Likely to Impact Your Life?

Norwich - Artificial Intelligence - How Much is it Likely to Impact Your Life?

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Hosted by the Norfolk Cambridge Society
Thursday 23 April 2020, 6.30pm to 8.30pm BST
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The Norfolk Cambridge Society cordially invites you to their seventh public lecture. It will be given by Richard Harvey on the topic of "Artificial Intelligence - How Much is it Likely to Impact Your Life?".

Richard Harvey

Is a Professor at the School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia; also IT Livery Company Professor of Information Technology, Gresham College, London. He undertakes research in a wide variety of highly technical fields related to AI and has advised many start-up companies in this field. He also holds several posts in the Vice-Chancellor's Office at the University of East Anglia, including Academic Director for Admissions.

Many believe that artificial Intelligence (AI) will be the most important technological development impacting on human life in the twenty-first century, changing many aspects of the global economy, security, communications, and transportation. Certainly it will alter how humans work, communicate, think and decide. Intelligent machines will either team up with or replace humans in a broad range of activities and the opportunities presented to improve our lives will be legion. It will also present substantial challenges, however, from staying in control of machines often capable of learning faster than us, to dealing with the societal consequences of rapidly changing job markets. Professor Harvey's talk will focus on both the longer term potential and some of the shorter term problems presented by AI. For example, modern learning machines come to conclusions without much explanation as to why. How is it possible to use machines which are mute about their reasoning? How can people make career choices when there is the probability that their careers will be automated? And given the enormous hype about AI, how can we distinguish the science from the snake oil?

Booking information

Tickets are priced at £15 per person.

For people in full-time adult education, senior citizens over 60 and for all tickets bought by 20 March, the price is reduced to £10 per person.

There is also a strictly limited number of tickets priced at £5 available to sixth form students accompanied by parents or teachers. All prices include liquid refreshments.

To reserve tickets, please email the event organiser using the link below.

£5 - £15 per person


Blake Studio, Norwich School
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