Artificial intelligence is one of the defining technologies of the 21st century. Over the last 15 years, machine learning models have learnt to perform tasks that humans find easy, such as speech and image recognition. However many problems are still out of the reach of AI, including most unsolved problems in pure mathematics.
Hear from Professor of Mathematics Geordie Williamson as he explores how machine learning can help with the intuitive aspects of mathematical research. Geordie, from the University of Sydney, recently carried out one of the first applications of AI in pure mathematics, in collaboration with Oxford University mathematicians and DeepMind, the AI company of AlphaGo fame. The results were published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature in December 2021.
Geordie and the DeepMind team used machine learning models to uncover surprising patterns in mathematical objects, leading to progress on problems that have puzzled mathematicians for decades.
Find out how AI can help deepen our understanding of the world and our brains, and enhance one of our human superpowers: intuition.
When: Thursday 30 June
Time: lecture from 6:00pm – 7:30pm AEST (Refreshments available from 5.00pm)
Where: Room 206, Steele Building (3), The University of Queensland, St Lucia campus
Refreshments to be served in the Atrium, Global Change Institute (GCI) Building (next to the Steele Building)
Online: Zoom link will be distributed to all registered attendees participating remotely 48 hours prior to the event

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