Artificial Intelligence (AI). We’ve all heard the term, seen the films, and been told that it could transform our everyday lives. Currently one of the hottest fields in computer science, AI has seen the previously niche events that explore its potential begin to thrive. Events like the Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems in Barcelona, for example, which kicks off on Monday, December 5th.
The event will bring together leading minds from academic institutions and corporations to tackle the big questions and opportunities in front of us. From informing decision-making to the more technical democratization of Machine Learning, you can read more about these fascinating areas here.
Chris Bishop, distinguished scientist and the laboratory director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, will be leading the Microsoft team heading to the event. Read his latest post to find out what he hopes to see at the event, and why he believes that the rise of AI will trigger “…the most substantial transformation since the foundations of [computing] were laid by Alan Turing some eight decades ago.”
You can find out more information on Microsoft’s attendance here.