January 25, 2018 / Modified jan 25, 2018 2:27 p.m.

Episode 115: The Minds of Machines

We preview the second lecture in the 2018 UA College of Science lecture series which deals with modern day computers, AI, machine learning and big data

UA Science Lecture Series 2 Mind of Machines Mihai Surdeanu, Associate Professor of Computer Science, presents the second in a series of six lectures on artificial intelligence (AI).

Mihai Surdeanu, Associate Professor of Computer Science, presents Part Two of the UA’s 2018 Science Lecture Series this coming Monday evening at 7pm.

Professor Surdeanu will focus on the ongoing achievements in the area artificial intelligence and some of the tremendous results that have taken place recently. In his address, Surdeanu will analyze questions about whether artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence and do machines really think. He will illustrate that AI does not think the way we do, that machines do not have a good way to reason and are not self- aware. However, artificial intelligence does perform better than humans at certain task and this lecture will describe some of those applications.

Watch the full lecture online here

In this episode:

Mihai Surdeanu, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the UA
Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D., Regents’ Professor of Neuroscience

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