The Nobel Turing Challenge – When will the first Nobel Prize be awarded for AI?

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Photo Anders Lansner: Adam af Ekenstam/Stockholms universitet

  • IVA Konferenscenter, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 17:30 - 19:00

  • Seminarium 0 kr
    Middag 400 kr

The focus of the Nobel Turing Challenge is to develop AI systems with the ability to make scientific discoveries that are worthy of a Nobel Prize. This would also give us deeper insights into and perhaps redefine the scientific processes.

Combining advanced machine learning, robotics and other technologies will enable us to create humanoids that are so independent that it will be impossible to distinguish their abilities from those of humans. In some areas this will involve a radical change in the way we view the roles of humans and machines.

The Nobel Turing Challenge also poses the question: Can we use AI to build humanoids that are almost entirely autonomous and that can achieve scientific advances that will make it impossible for the Nobel Committee to tell if the results were achieved by a human or a machine?

One of the world’s foremost researchers in the field, Dr Hiroaki Kitano, President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, will take part in the seminar. His speciality is systems biology and he has made significant contributions in this field, including to the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML).

Also participating is Professor Anders Lansner of Stockholm University and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He leads the research team for Computational Neuroscience and Neurocomputing at KTH’s School of Computer Science and Communication. He will complement this future perspective by talking about what computer simulations can tell us about brain function.

Moderator: Staffan Truvé, CTO Recorded Future

The seminar will be held in English.

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