Intelligent machines: Advances and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Open Night on 13 January 2018
“Intelligent machines: Advances and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI)”

Overview

Members of the public are welcome to an Open Night at the SAAO in Cape Town on 13 January 2018, starting at 20h00. Dr. Etienne Vos (SAAO) will present a talk titled Intelligent machines: Advances and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This will be followed by a tour of the site and (weather permitting) star gazing.

Summary of the talk

In recent years artificial intelligence (AI) has sparked a wave of renewed interest in the fields of computer science, data analytics, engineering, and even astronomy. As a result of it’s ever-increasing capabilities, AI is significantly changing our lives and it’s adoption is becoming more and more mainstream every day.

This talk will highlight many of the latest advancements that have been made in machine learning and AI. Also give an overview of how AI is finding it’s way into our daily lives by looking at some of the interesting applications of this exciting and dynamic field of research. From applications on mobile phones, to self-driving cars, to analysing massive amounts of data from astronomy telescopes – AI has become an integral part of the current day and age.

Venue

The Open Night will take place at the SAAO in Cape Town. The SAAO is located off Liesbeeck Parkway, next to the River Club.

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Gates open at 19h30 and parking is available on site.

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