For decades human-like robots have graced our screens. Performing everyday tasks, acting as servants and even sometimes forming complex plans to eradicate humanity. But is this an accurate representation of what Artificial Intelligence (AI) could do? 
Advances in AI depend on algorithms that were originally inspired by how the brain works. AI will have a huge impact on society, raising profound ethical questions relating to employment, human interaction and behaviour, algorithmic bias and robot rights.  
At this event we will explore how much we have to learn from the brain for improving AI and what are some of the ethical, legal, and economic ramifications of AI applications.


Image of Geoff GoodhillProfessor Geoff Goodhill
Professor, Queensland Brain Institute

Professor Geoff Goodhill's lab at the Queensland Brain Institute is interested in how brains process information, particularly during development. This includes how growing nerve fibres use molecular cues to make guidance decisions, how map-like representations of visual inputs form in the optic tectum and visual cortex, and how these maps code sensory information. Professor Goodhill originally trained in Mathematics, Physics, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science in the UK, and then spent 10 years in the USA, 8 as Professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC. 

He moved to the University of Queensland in 2005 and he has a joint appointment between the Queensland Brain Institute and the School of Mathematics and Physics. During his career he has taught courses in Medical Neuroscience, Developmental Neuroscience, Mathematical Neuroscience and Scientific Computing.

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