PhysicsTuesday: Artificial Intelligence: what is it, how does it work, and what can it do for us?
Lecture by James Richard Catmore, researcher in the particle physics group at UiO.
The growth in the speed and capacity of computers, combined with the huge volumes of data generated by human activities, have led to major advances in Artificial Intelligence, and more specifically, "machine learning" techniques.
Such software is encountered routinely in internet services such as Netflix, Google and Facebook, and in speech recognition products such as Amazon's Echo and Apple's Siri. They are at the core of the imminent revolution in self- driving cars, and have a huge range of applications from medical diagnosis to basic science research.
In this talk James Richard Catmore will discuss some of the ideas behind machine learning technology, showcase some of its more spectacular applications, consider its impact on basic research such as his own field of particle physics, and address some of the concerns that are accompanying the growth of this field.
Fysikktirsdag: Physics Tuesday = Sausages, physics and potato salad
One Tuesday a month, the Science Library and Department of Physics invite to a popular scientific lecture in the Science Library. Physics need to reach the people, and what is more "for the people" than sausages and potato salad?
"Pølser, fysikk og potetsalat" ("Sausages, physics and potato salad") is the title of a book by Otto Øgrim and Helmut Ormestad. The two physicists were pioneers in dissemination of physics on radio and TV. In our version of sausages, physics and potato salad we want you to hear lectures you haven't heard before, from research fellows fresh in the world of research or professors bringing new perspectives.