The UCL AI Centre Workshops

Foundational AI (a mathematician’s take)

Date: Monday 8th June 2020
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Location: Virtual CogX

AI impressive successes have made it pervasive in society and caught the interest of industry and decision-makers, although little is acknowledged in the public eye to the essential theoretical foundations of AI systems. I will present examples of how theoreticians’ contributions are a key fuel to AI and comment on future exciting challenges.

AI for Sustainable Development

Date: Wednesday 10th June 2020
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Location: Virtual CogX

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to be a key ingredient towards solving global and societal challenges (e.g. – the UN sustainable development goals), such as climate change, global food security, or reducing inequalities. To understand the role of AI better, we will explore why and how AI can be useful to make and measure progress towards sustainable development.

Speakers include:

Chair: David Barber
Director, UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence

Maja Pantic
Professor of Affective and Behavioural Computing, Imperial College London

Maria Fasli
UNESCO Chair in Analytics and Data Science, Director of Institute for Analytics and Data Science, University of Essex

Julien Cornebise
Honorary Associate Professor, UCL

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As we transition to a more automated society, the core aim of the Centre is to create new AI technologies and advise on the use of AI in science, industry and society. The Centre brings together researchers with a shared interest in fundamental challenges in Machine Vision, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Action, Interpretation and Knowledge Representation.

The Centre takes inspiration from the vast array of applications across UCL and acts as the engine of methodological progress. The AI Centre has close research and training links to other local AI communities, including the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit and the Alan Turing Institute. The AI Centre is part of UCL’s wider AI Strategy and serves as the engine of methodological development across UCL.