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DIT lecturer gives TedX Talk in Italy

Posted: 12 May, 2017

Dr Luca Longo, a lecturer and researcher in the School of Computing at DIT, gave a talk on Artificial Intelligence to an audience of 1000 people at the TedX Vicenza event in Italy.

TedX Talk - Luca Longo

Dr Longo's talk started with the famous question proposed by Alan Turing: “Can machines think?” He went on to describe the state-of-the-art in Artificial Intelligence and presented a possible future timeline with predictions of technological events in the next three decades.

The talk also covered contemporary and ethical issues in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

To conclude, Dr Longo introduced a provocative 10th objection, following the 9 objections proposed by the renowned Computer Scientist Alan Turing. This provocation is:

If it is true we will be able to transfer human intelligence to machines, and they will become more intelligent than us, it is also true that we have let them become more intelligent. An absurdum.

You can check out the talk here, which is given in Italian.