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Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

AI/ML talk

In this talk, we’ll explore how machine learning is changing our world and what it means for all of us. We’ll start by looking at how machine learning is revolutionizing astronomy, weather forecasting and healthcare, but also raising questions about our privacy and fairness. Next, we’ll talk about how it’s changing jobs. Some jobs are disappearing, and new ones are emerging. This means we all need to keep learning throughout our lives. Machine learning is also making big changes in finance, especially with high-speed trading. But this comes with risks, and we need rules to make sure it’s fair. In education, machine learning can help us learn better. But it’s not available to everyone, and we need to be careful about losing our human touch. You’ll also learn how machine learning affects what you see online, like social media and recommendations. It can be good, but it can also make us see only what we already like. Lastly, we’ll talk about how machine learning can make inequality worse. We need to make sure everyone can use these technologies.

And while machine learning is incredibly powerful, it’s essential to dispel the hype and myths surrounding it. Not everything can be magically solved with AI, and we must acknowledge its limitations. Separating fact from fiction will help us make informed decisions about when and where to apply machine learning to create positive changes in society.

A/Prof Kevin Vinsen is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Western Australia. With a profound passion for unravelling the mysteries of the cosmos, Kevin has dedicated his career to the field of astrophysics, radio astronomy and artificial intelligence.

Born with an insatiable curiosity about the universe, his research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including the study of galaxy formation, interferometry, and the exploration of the weird stuff out there.

Beyond his academic endeavours, Kevin is an avid stargazer and enjoys sharing his love for astronomy with the public through outreach programs and educational initiatives.

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Nov 16 2023


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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