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AI expert surveys the road to truly intelligent technology

  • 13 November, 2006 10:36

<p>Free Public lecture,
Thursday 16 November</p>
<p>UTSpeaks: Am I a Real Boy?
Will Robots and Computers One Day Ask Such Questions?</p>
<p>The ongoing quest for artificial intelligence is celebrating its 50th
year. But what might the next 50 years hold in store for us? Could
robots one day be smarter than people? Could robots and computers learn
the way babies do? Could they develop a sense of humour or learn to
deceive their makers?</p>
<p>This free public lecture will explore the shape of things to come for
computers and robots in a future when we may come to rely on truly
intelligent technology.</p>
<p>INTRODUCED BY</p>
<p>Natasha Mitchell, Presenter, All in the Mind, ABC Radio National</p>
<p>PROFESSOR MARY-ANNE WILLIAMS</p>
<p>Professor Mary-Anne Williams is a world leader in artificial
intelligence research. She has developed several new computational
models for decision making in complex and dynamic environments, with
applications from financial risk management to autonomous robot soccer
players. She is a member of the Australian Research Council's College of
Experts, the Editorial Board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence
Research and the joint MIT Press and American Artificial Intelligence
Association Press. Professor Williams is Team Leader of the UTS robot
soccer team /UTS Unleashed! /which has enjoyed significant international
success.</p>
<p>RSVP</p>
<p>Wednesday 15 November 2006</p>
<p>Contact: Terry Clinton, Tel: 02 9514 1623,
Email: Terry.Clinton@uts.edu.au</p>
<p>When</p>
<p>Thursday 16 November 2006,
6pm drinks for 6.30pm start</p>
<p>Where</p>
<p>Guthrie Theatre,
Level 3,Peter Johnson Building,
702-730 Harris St, Ultimo</p>
<p>Free Parking</p>
<p>Peter Johnson Building basement carpark,
702-730 Harris St, Ultimo</p>
<p>UTSPEAKS: IS A FREE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES PRESENTED BY UTS EXPERTS
DISCUSSING A RANGE OF IMPORTANT ISSUES CONFRONTING CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIA</p>
<p>--
Terry Clinton,
Media Officer, Media Branch,
Marketing and Communication Unit,
University of Technology, Sydney,
PO Box 123 Broadway
NSW 2007 Australia,
Tel +61 2 9514 1623,
Fax +61 2 9514 1616,
Mob 0419 293 261</p>

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