26th August 2004




Can we ultimately develop systems that exceed human intelligence?  This will be the fascinating question posed by Professor Andrew Hunter at the University of Lincoln next month.


Professor Hunter will discuss the future of artificial intelligence in his inaugural lecture on Tuesday 28th September 2004.


The lecture will explore the issues surrounding artificial intelligence and will present solutions to problems such as the identification of suspicious behaviour by pedestrians in car parks.


An agenda for future research into this area will be offered, concentrating on how designing such systems can generate insight into the nature of intelligence.


Professor Hunter joined the Faculty of Applied Computing Sciences from the University of Durham. 


He studied for his BSc and PhD at Bath University and worked for several years in the computing industry before joining Sunderland and Durham universities.


He has published widely on the subjects of artificial intelligence and computer vision and has also developed internationally leading software packages including the Sugal genetic algorithm simulator and the Trajan neural network simulator.


The lecture will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 28th September 2004 in AR0107 Lecture Theatre in the new architecture building at Brayford Pool.  Refreshments will be available before the lecture.


Admission is free, members of the public are welcome to attend and no prior knowledge of the subject is required.


To book a place please contact Faith Cobaine on 01522 886626 or email fcobaine@lincoln.ac.uk



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01522 886625                                  lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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