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Responsibility amidst a Revolution in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics - the 17th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 20 February 2018
  • Time(s)
    Pre Lecture Networking Reception at 5:30 PM, Lecture starts at 6:00 PM
  • Venue
    Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast

About the event

This year, Engineers Ireland and Queen’s University Belfast, in association with The Institution of Engineering and Technology, are delighted to welcome Professor Noel Sharkey, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and of TVs ‘Robot Wars’, to give the 17th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture. This will take place at 5.30om on Tuesday 20 February in Riddell Hall, Queen's University Belfast.

Professor David Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students for Queen’s University Belfast, will give the welcome address at this prestigious event, which is also part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival.

Refreshments will be available from 5.30pm, with the lecture starting promptly at 6.00pm. To attend, please register with Brenda Carabine ( Guests must be 18 years and over.

About the speaker

Professor Noel Sharkey
Noel is Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield and was an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow (2004-2010). He has held a number of research and teaching positions in the UK (Essex, Exeter, Sheffield) and the USA (Yale and Stanford).

Noel has moved freely across academic disciplines, lecturing in departments of engineering, philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, artificial intelligence and computer science. He holds a Doctorate in Experimental Psychology and a Doctorate of Science. He is a chartered electrical engineer, a chartered information technology professional and is a member of both the Experimental Psychology Society and Equity (the actor’s union).

He has published well over a hundred academic articles and books as well writing for national newspaper and magazines. In addition to editing several journal special issues on modern robotics, Noel has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Connection Science for 22 years and an editor of both Robotics and Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence Review. His research interests include Biologically Inspired Robotics, Cognitive Processes, History of Automata/Robots (from ancient to modern), Human-Robot interaction and communication, representations of language and emotion and neural computing/machine learning. But his current research passion is for the ethics of robot applications.


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