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Physics Colloquium: "What does the Revolution in Artificial Intelligence Mean for Physics?"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Physics
Location
141 Loomis
Date
Feb 28, 2018   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Kyle Cranmer, New York University
Contact
Stephanie Johansson
E-Mail
sjohanss@illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-4241
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Originating Calendar
Physics - Colloquium

There is no doubt that there is a revolution going on in machine learning and artificial intelligence, but what does it mean for physics? Is it all hype, or will it transform the way we think about and do physics?

I will describe machine learning from a physicist's perspective and isolate a few research areas that I think may be transformative. I will spend some time unpacking physicists' healthy skepticism and trepidation about the use of machine learning, and reformulate those concerns into quantitative or operational objectives. I will also advocate the idea of physics-aware machine learning, which involves machine learning techniques imbued with physics knowledge.

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