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The challenges for AI in Autonomous driving – Professor Andrew Blake

Monday 11 November 2019 17:00 - 19:30

In conjunction with the Scottish Board and supporting the IFoA’s focus on data science.

The IFoA’s Scottish Board have arranged for UK pioneer in Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence, Professor Andrew Blake to speak to delegates on the subject of AI in Autonomous driving. This lecture will focus on safety-critical operation and the computation of risk.  

The lecture will be introduced by Dr Bruce Porteous. Bruce is an Investment Director at Aberdeen Standard Investments and member of IFoA Council and IFoA Scottish Board. 

Professor Blake is the former laboratory director of Microsoft Research Cambridge and Microsoft Distinguished Scientist, former Director of the Alan Turing Institute, Honorary Professor at the University of Cambridge, and a leading researcher in computer vision.

Before joining Microsoft Professor Blake trained in mathematics and electrical engineering at Cambridge University and studied for a doctorate in artificial intelligence from Edinburgh University.

Professor Blake has been an academic for over 18 years, latterly on the faculty at Oxford University, where he was a pioneer in the development of the theory and algorithms that can make it possible for computers to behave as seeing machines.

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17.00 - 18.00 Registration, networking and refreshments 
18.00 - 18.10 Welcome and Introduction – Dr. Bruce Porteous
18.10 - 18.55 Professor Andrew Blake lecture
18.55 - 19.20 Q&A
19.20 - 19.30 Closing remarks – Dermot Grenham, Leader of the Scottish Board




Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

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Edinburgh Waverley Station