Talk at the Financial Conduct Authority

Emmanuel Kahembwe will give a talk at the UK Financial Conduct Authority on the topic of AI: Explainability and Bias. The talk is scheduled for 2 pm on 29th June 2018, at FCA's London office. In addition to discussing how recent developments in AI (and in particular deep learning) relate to explainability and bias, he will also cover how policy and regulation could enacted to encourage activity in responsible AI.

29th June, 2018
BMVA Symposium on Robotics meets Semantics

Yordan Hristov and Emmanuel Kahembwe will present posters on their research work at the upcoming BMVA Symposium on Robotics meets Semantics: Enabling Human-Level Understanding in Robots, taking place on 18th July 2018 in London. Further information available here.

28th May, 2018
BMVA Symposium on Reinforcement Learning in Computer Vision

Subramanian Ramamoorthy will speak at the BMVA Symposium on RL in Computer Vision, to be held at the British Computer Society, London on 9th May 2018. This talk will also be on the topic of Programming by Discussion: New Tools for Human-Robot Interaction. Further details are available at here.

9th May, 2018
NIPS Demo on Symbol Grounding and Program Induction

Emmanuel Kahembwe and Yordan Hristov will be giving a demonstration at NIPS showing the usage of language and visual cues for the purpose of interactive multi-modal symbol grounding. The demonstration is titled Symbol Grounding and Program Induction using Multi-modal instructions, Visual Cues and Eye Tracking. More information is available here.

1st December, 2017
Talks at Conduent Labs and Indian Institute of Science

Subramanian Ramamoorthy will give a talk at Conduent Labs India on 1st August 2017 and at the Indian Institute of Science on 2nd August 2017, describing The program induction route to explainable AI.

29th July, 2017
Amazon AI Prize

Emmanuel Kahembwe is taking part in the 2016-17 Amazon Alexa AI Prize Challenge as part of The Edinburgh University team Edina. Team Edina was one of 12 teams from around the world to receive $100k sponsorship, to build a socialbot that can engage people in conversation. The challenge now is to turn their proposal into the highest-performing socialbot in the competition with a final prize of $1.5million. More information is available here.

21st June, 2017
Project COGLE, within the DARPA XAI Programme

We have been awarded a new project within the DARPA Explainable AI programme, to be kicked off next week. Subramanian Ramamoorthy will be a Principal Investigator, leading technical tasks on hierarchical policy learning and program induction. We will be recruiting for a postdoctoral research associate shortly - watch this space.

7th May, 2017
Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Climate Change in a Connected World

Subramanian Ramamoorthy will be a panelist at the The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Climate Change in a Connected World event at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Hosted by resident MC Susan Morrison, this special edition of The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas will bring together academics, activists and comedians to pitch their visions of the future, explaining their views on the impact of climate change and their predictions for human interaction in our increasingly connected world. Further details are available here.

8th April, 2017
ATI Workshop on Computational and Statistical Aspects of Topological Data Analysis

Subramanian Ramamoorthy will be giving a talk as part of the first ATI workshop on applied algebraic topology, on 24th March 2017. His talk entitled Hierarchical Estimation and Learning via Topology will discuss our work on topological trajectory classification, as well as try to make connections between this and our work on classifying decision processes for the construction of hierarchical policies. Further details are available here.

24th March, 2017
TechMeetup at Skyscanner

Martin Asenov will be giving a talk as part of TechMeetup Edinburgh at Skyscanner on 8th March 2017. He will be discussing Gaussian Processes: the theory behind them and example applications. (Updated: recording now available here)

8th March, 2017
CPAR Seminar at UC Berkeley

Subramanian Ramamoorthy will speak as part of the CITRIS People and Robots Seminar Series at the University of California at Berkeley on 26th October 2016. His talk is entitled Understanding Others: Robot Learning in Interactions and further details are available here.

26th October, 2016
UTCS Forum for Artificial Intelligence

Subramanian Ramamoorthy will speak at the University of Texas at Austin on 29th August, 2016, in the Forum for Artificial Intelligence organised by the Department of Computer Sciences. This talk will also be on the topic of Representations and Models for Collaboratively Intelligent Robots, including updated results from recent work. Further details are available at here.

29th August, 2016
Stanford AI Distinguished Speaker Series talk

Subramanian Ramamoorthy will be giving a talk as part of this series within the Stanford AI Laboratory, on 10th June 2016. He will be discussing recent results from the RAD group on Representations and Models for Collaboratively Intelligent Robots. Further details are available here.

10th June, 2016
Workshop on Emerging Topological Techniques in Robotics at ICRA 2016

We are helping organise a workshop at ICRA aimed at popularising the use of emerging topological techniques in robotics, also seeking to encourage collaboration between the computational geometry and robotics communities. The workshop will be held on 20th May 2016, in Stockholm. Please see the workshop website for further details.

20th May, 2016