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How will AI transform robotics?

Guest speaker Prof Nathan Lepora presents the latest of our research colloquia series, open to all staff and students.

  • 9 Jun 2023, 1.15pm to 9 Jun 2023, 2.05pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • 8 West 3.13, 8 West, University of Bath
  • This event is free

The Department of Physics colloquia includes internationally prominent guest speakers. They take place on Fridays during the semester and are open to anyone from the university, with students encouraged to attend.

Click here for the full list of physics colloquia in semester 2, 2022-2023, and details of past talks.

Prof Nathan Lepora

Prof Nathan Lepora, University of Bristol

How will AI transform robotics?

Abstract: Over the last decade, AI has made huge advances in interpreting complex information learnt from lots of data. First, this transformed image processing, e.g. recognizing photos, then it transformed speech/language processing, e.g. Siri/Alexa, and more recently it has transformed text generation, e.g. ChatGPT. However, to affect the real world directly, the AI needs to be embodied in robots. In this talk, I describe how this may be the next major advance in AI and how it could transform future robotics.

Bio: Nathan did a PhD in Theoretical Physics in DAMTP and a postdoc with Tom Kibble at Imperial College. After a period of working as a writer, he changed career to Computational Neuroscience and then Robotics. @nathanlepora


8W 3.13

8 West 3.13 8 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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