BBC and Royal Commission Collaborate for “The Engineers: Intelligent Machines” Event

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The BBC World Service and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 are joining forces to present a special live recording of The Engineers: Intelligent Machines. The event, taking place on July 23 at Imperial College’s Great Hall, will explore the world of intelligent machines and their impact on society.

Intelligent machines have been making rapid advancements, with AI achieving milestones such as defeating the world’s best human player in the complex game of Go and contributing to medical breakthroughs. The event will discuss the opportunities and risks posed by this technological revolution, providing insights from leading engineers in the field.

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Regina Barzilay, a distinguished professor for AI and Health at MIT, David Silver, Principal Scientist at Google DeepMind, and Paolo Pirjanian, CEO and founder of Embodied, will be featured engineers at the forefront of the revolution.

Barzilay’s work includes using machine learning to detect early-stage breast cancer and discover new antibiotics. Silver led the AlphaGo team, while Pirjanian is a pioneer in developing emotionally intelligent robots for child development.

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John Lavery, CEO of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, added: “The development of AI is one of the most exciting advances in technology in a generation and looks to become a common feature of our lives in the future.”

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