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Artificial Intelligence: Statistical and causal organizing principles of intelligence

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf gives a conference in CCCB about AI

Machine learning (ML) is having a major impact on modern technology and society. It can be viewed as the second phase in an ongoing transformation industrializing information processing that started last century with the advent of information theory and computer science. Prof. Dr. Schölkopf will discuss the role of ML in modern artificial intelligence (AI) technology as well as some of its open problems, and explain how some of these problems are related to a lack of causal understanding of data. He will also touch upon implications for our societies, and argue that Europe should step up its efforts in modern AI research in order to retain the technological sovereignty required to shape this transformation.

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf, director and co-founder of Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen. He is also a mathematician, physics and a well-known German philosopher. He is also considered a pioneer in the AI field and has received many awards including the Milner Award 2014 of the Royal Society and the Körber-Preis in September 2019.

This is a free admission conference and it will be held in the CCCB premises. The talk will be in English.

Location: CCCB, Carrer de Montalegre, 5, Barcelona

Date: November 19th, 2019 at 12pm