"Inside the machine mind: latest insights on neuroscience and computer science from Google" with Blaise Agüera y Arcas

11 May 2016

In this talk Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Principal Scientist at Google, will begin by taking a close look at what has been achieved in machine intelligence (especially deep learning) over the past decade, with examples of current techniques and applications from the Machine Intelligence on Devices group at Google and from the community. This includes not only classification and semantic understanding of natural stimuli, but also language, gameplay, and even art. From here Blaise will zoom out and consider some broader questions about human progress, labour and identity in an era of "technological reproducibility".

Blaise Agüera y Arcas is Principal Scientist at Google where he leads a team focusing on Machine Intelligence for mobile devices - including both basic research and new products. His group works extensively with deep neural nets for machine perception, distributed learning, and agents, as well as collaborating with academic institutions on connectomics research.