Towards machines that can read your mind

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OLS 17-18: Towards machines that can read your mind

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


Professor Fabio Cuzzolin will explore how intelligent machines can negotiate a complex world, fraught with uncertainty, and smoothly share it with human beings in a way acceptable to us.

Artificial intelligence is becoming part of our lives. Smart cars will engage our roads in less than ten years’ time; shops with no checkout, which automatically recognise customers and what they purchase, are already open for business. But to enable machines to deal with uncertainty, we must fundamentally change the way machines learn from the data they observe so that they will be able to cope with situations they have never encountered in the safest possible way. Interacting naturally with human beings and their complex environments will only be possible if machines are able to put themselves in people’s shoes: to guess their goals, beliefs and intentions – in other words, to read our minds.

Fabio will explain just how machines can be provided with this mind-reading ability