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
16:00-16:30 Networking & drinks