The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Machine Learning (in Pretty Much Everything?)

The AI & ML Research Group in the Department of Computer Science cordially invites you to a "showcase" event that will explore and demystify the technology that everyone is talking about: machine learning.

The media reports almost daily on the latest developments in “artificial intelligence” (AI), quite often on its front pages. Almost without exception, everything heralded as an “AI breakthrough” is driven by a set of underlying models and algorithms that are collectively known as “machine learning” (ML).

The Department of Computer Science has significantly grown its AI & ML Research Group, and this event will offer the opportunity to learn more about the key science, meet specialists from across a number of topic areas, explore the potential for collaboration and perhaps gain a sense of why machine learning technology is proving to be so “unreasonably effective”.

The day will be organised around a series of carefully curated presentations designed to educate, inform and even entertain: general tutorial-style talks, a deeper dive into some key ML themes, and a number of short talks that demonstrate the technologies in action.

What is machine learning?
What can it do… for me?

There will be generous opportunities for networking and informal discussion over coffee and lunch breaks, and a detailed agenda is outlined below.

This event is taking place on Friday 15th September 2023 at the University of Bath, CB 2.6 (the second floor of the Chancellors’ Building).

Please register for this free event to ensure that we know how many to cater for (lunch is provided). It is also recommended to register early to avoid disappointment — the showcase is expected to be popular, and The Singularity may be closer than we think.


10:00 Welcome & Introduction

10:10 The Irresistible Rise of Machine Learning Mike Tipping

10:30 What is Machine Learning? Neill Campbell

11:00 Coffee break & networking

11:15 What Machine Learning Can Do for You Tom Haines

11:45 Reinforcement Learning Özgür Şimşek

12:15 Short Talks

12:45 Lunch break & networking

13:30 What is GPT, and How Can You Use It? Harish Tayyar Madabushi

14:00 Short Talks

14:30 Coffee break & networking

14:45 ML for Neurotechnology and Brain-Computer Interfaces Damien Coyle

15:15 The Shortcut Nello Cristianini

15:45 Wrap-up

16:00-16:30 Networking & drinks

Event Info

Date 15.09.2023
Start Time 10:00am
End Time 4:00pm

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