The road to thinking machines: Where we are and what might happen next

A public talk by Michael Wooldridge at Reykjavík University

  • 31.5.2022, 16:00 - 18:00

Michael Wooldridge, one of the foremost researchers in Artificial Intelligence and former head of the Department of CS at Oxford will host a public talk at Reykjavík University May 31 at 4PM in room M101.

Wooldridge is now the Director of Foundational AI Research at the Alan Turing Institute, where he will lead the development of a UK-wide portfolio of research focussed on core AI science to help achieve the aims of the British National AI Strategy. See

Recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are startling - at least at first sight. We now have AI systems that appear to be able to sustain meaningful conversations, capable of answering complex questions about an impressively broad range of topics. Machines that can really pass the Turing's famous test for machine intelligence now seem plausible within the near future.  

In this talk, which is addressed to a general public, Wooldridge will address questions such as:

• To what extent are current AI tools really intelligent?

• To what extent can we say they understand in the same way that we do?

• And where is this technology heading?

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