Research Futures: A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence

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Join the 22nd session in the University of Portsmouth's Interdisciplinary Webinar Series, chaired by  Leïla Choukroune, Professor of International Law and Director of the University of Portsmouth Thematic Area in Democratic Citizenship, and presented by Adrian Hopgood, Professor of Intelligent Systems and Director of Future & Emerging Technologies at the University of Portsmouth.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a subject of research for 70 years, from the arguable starting point of Alan Turing’s seminal paper in 1950. Since then, there have been waves of enthusiasm for new techniques that have resulted in many practical applications. This talk will explore some of the ups and downs of AI and discuss the reasons for the current excitement around machine learning (ML). It will be argued that, while the latest generation of ML algorithms are useful, they can only exhibit intelligent behaviour when combined with other AI techniques.

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