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Skoltech Lecture Hub at ARHE presents a lecture by Alexey Zaytsev: Terminators by Google and Yandex

zai-tsev_1064engDoes identifying a cat in the image have anything in common with playing a Go game? Obviously it does, for in either case Artificial Intelligence (AI) gets the better of human intelligence.

Nowadays, AI has taken over many manual routines and will soon learn to drive cars, trucks and farm machines, answer customer calls, wait tables and do accounting.

Creating universal AI capable of dealing with a broad variety of tasks appears as a fundamental scientific problem. What is AI able to do today and what will it become 10 years from now? Will we develop “strong” AI capable of doing everything at once and, if we do, when will this happen? Will AI pose a danger for humankind?


Alexey Zaytsev will talk about how AI can solve hitherto intractable tasks and what challenges it will address in the future.

Alexey Zaytsev, a PhD in Physics and Mathematics, is an Assistant Professor at the Skoltech
Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) and Head of the Skoltech-Sberbank joint laboratory.

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