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Ben Duffy

Accenture, MTank
Data Scientist, Founder & Researcher (M Tank)
Talk title:
From Cups to Consciousness: The Roadmap to AGI

Ben will introduce MTank a distributed AI research team he co-founded. He'll talk about our main project, 'From Cups to Consciousness', an attempt to teach robots to do increasingly complicated tasks in the real world — starting with your own home.

For those wanting to get insights into state of the art robotics and AI technologies e.g. Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Multi-Modal approaches, Reinforcement Learning, Navigation, Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) and Manipulation/Grasping: Look no further!

He'll also open the floor for debate about what the development of AI and robotics will look like over the next few years; the technological milestones needed in the future for creating true thinking machines, which could possibly lead to dangers for humanity and/or some kind of utopia. We don’t know, but at least we can distil the underlying state-of-the-art technologies within these machines to begin to understand how the future will unfold.

Ben Duffy is a Computer Engineer/Data Scientist with experience in Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Reinforcement Learning, from both research and engineering standpoints. Together with the MTank team, he keeps up to date with the very frontier of research within these and related domains. By being fanatically obsessed with both the big picture view and specific details of how AI is progressing, he strives to impart this knowledge to the general public. This also helps him synthesise the necessary techniques to create generally intelligent machines in a multi-decade long pursuit.


My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, October 1

9:10am IST