Title: AI going places
Speaker: Luís Correia (LASIGE, DI-FCUL)
When: Tuesday, March 10, 17h00
Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) has been pervading different domains of activity with a recent burst resulting from scientific and technological advancements in the field. Autonomous driving, cognitive computation, board game playing are some of the most publicised ones. A brief review of different success cases will be followed by a description of advancements that are currently under research with relevant first steps. The particular aspect of new forms of embodiment of intelligence will be analysed in more detail. Computational systems are typically static and have a limited sensorial capability. However, the networking capability of such systems allows them access to enormous amounts of data and to a growing number of devices sensing the physical world, which increase their knowledge and perception capabilities. This connection goes beyond physical devices. Computational intelligence teaming with humans and other living forms is stepping up. The possibilities open are vast and the society must take an active part on guiding their development.
Bio: Luís Correia, LASIGE integrated member, is professor at the Department of Informatics of Faculdade de Ciências of Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. He obtained an Electrical Engineering degree from Instituto Superior Técnico of Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (1982), a PhD in Informatics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (1995), and habilitation from Universidade de Lisboa (2009). He lead the Laboratory of Agent Modelling, LabMAg (2004-2014), the Informatics Department (2012-2015), and the MAS group of BioISI (2015-2020). Currently, he is a researcher at LASIGE, ULisboa. His research interests are artificial life, self-organisation, multi-agent systems, autonomous robots and data mining. He has participated in several international projects and serves as evaluator of EU, ANR (France) and other international projects, as well as in several journals and international conferences.
Besides lecturing in the three cycles of informatics he has also appointments in the cognitive science and in the complexity sciences post-graduations of ULisboa.