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Seeing, Learning, Moving

Simulation of Seeing, Learning, Moving programme

Discover how artificial intelligence can transform video imagery into a simulated 3D model.

Through machine learning computers can now transfer video footage into 3D simulations using the same techniques our brains and eyes do. This ground-breaking image translation technology, developed by Professor Adrian Hilton and his team at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (University of Surrey), has taught computers to see the things we see. 

The technology not only allows for the incredible motion capture techniques used by Andy Serkis’s Imaginarium Productions and the gaming industry, but also helps computers to learn how to differentiate cancerous cells from healthy ones.

This event will allow you to control and try this cutting-edge technology, and you may even get the chance to teach a robot how to dance.

Drop-in activities from 2pm

Free, ticketed talk from 7.30pm

This event is presented in partnership with the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy for science.

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