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.
Prof Nathan Lepora
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