What Makes us Smart? On Human and Artificial Intelligence

Free Public Lecture

What Makes us Smart? On Human and Artificial Intelligence

The past few years have seen an explosion in the power of artificial intelligence and data science: playing chess, translating languages, helping in the home, even driving cars. But there are interesting differences in how computers and humans – both children and adults – learn and reason. Many of these differences reveal the power and nature of human thought. This talk will focus on some of those differences and similarities, with a particular focus on learning words, concepts and other people.

Presenter

  • Associate Professor Amy Perfors
    Associate Professor Amy Perfors, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences