Anniversary Lecture – Prof Chris Bishop
Date: 27 Jan 2015
Location: the Upper, Hills Road
Price: Free, but ticket required
Artificial Intelligence Our Final Invention?
400th Anniversary Lecture in association with the Cambridge News
Chris Bishop has a B.A. in Physics with First Class Honours from Oxford, and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Edinburgh with a thesis on quantum field theory.
In 2008 he presented the 180th Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, with the title Hi-tech Trek: The Quest for the Ultimate Computer, which were broadcast on UK national television to a combined audience of around 5 million. In 2010 he was elected Vice President of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
At the same time as Chris joined Microsoft Research, he was elected to a Chair of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh where he is a member of the Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation in the School of Informatics. He is also a Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. He has been awarded Honorary Doctor of Science degrees by Oxford Brookes University, and the University of East Anglia.
Tickets are free but must be booked in advance from our box office.