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  • CS Distinguished Lecture: Hod Lipson (Columbia University) - Automating discovery: From cognitive robotics to particle physics

    Tue, Feb 22, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

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    Speaker: Hod Lipson, Columbia University

    Talk Title: Automating discovery: From cognitive robotics to particle physics

    Series: Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series

    Abstract: Can machines discover scientific laws automatically? Despite the prevalence of big data, the process of distilling data into scientific laws has resisted automation. Particularly challenging are situations with small amounts of data that is difficult or expensive to collect. This talk will outline a series of recent research projects, starting with self-reflecting robotic systems, and ending with machines that can formulate hypotheses, design experiments, and interpret the results, to discover new scientific laws. We will see examples from psychology to cosmology, from classical physics to modern physics, from big science to small science.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:
    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kYlG0b5QS3OShAvhHwF1hg

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Hod Lipson is a professor of Engineering at Columbia University in New York, and a co-author of the award winning book "Fabricated: The New World of 3D printing", and "Driverless: Intelligent cars and the road ahead". His work on self-aware and self-replicating robots challenges conventional views of robotics, and his TED talk on self-aware machines is one of the most viewed presentations on AI. Lipson directs the Creative Machines Lab, which pioneers new ways to make machines that create, and machines that are creative. For more information visit http://hodlipson.com


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kYlG0b5QS3OShAvhHwF1hg

    Location: Online - Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kYlG0b5QS3OShAvhHwF1hg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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