Is a Mathematician a Robot?
Gresham College Lectures
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Gresham College Lectures
Is a Mathematician a Robot?
Feb 13, 2018
Gresham College
Robotics is another of HM Government's 'eight great technologies'. Is it possible that in a few years we might have machines with artificial intelligence?

In this lecture I will describe the mathematics of machine learning and explain its applications to robotics. In particular I will show how the modern ideas of deep learning allow a robot to make sense of the world it exists in, including the ideas behind speech and face recognition. I will also address the important (at least to mathematicians!) question of whether a robot will ever replace a mathematician.

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