Katie Atkinson

When?
Tuesday, January 5 2016 at 7:30PM

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Where?

48-52 Canal St
Nottingham
NG1 7EH

Who?
Katie Atkinson

What's the talk about?

In this talk Katie will provide an insight into the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to show how current research on the topic breaks many of the moulds found in numerous depictions of AI in sci-fi literature and films. She will provide an overview of the main techniques used to represent aspects of intelligent thought and behaviour, and discuss some of the landmark success stories and current state-of-the-art. Katie will further pinpoint some of the challenges that AI researchers face, covering technological, legal and ethical aspects.

Katie Atkinson is Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool. Academic staff in the Department carry out both pure and applied research in their two main areas of expertise: AI and Algorithms.  In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the Computer Science department was ranked 1st in the UK for 4* and 3* research, with 97% of its research being rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Katie's research concerns computational models of argument, with a particular focus on persuasive argumentation in practical reasoning and how this can be applied in domains such as e-Democracy, law and agent systems. She has published over one hundred articles on these, and closely related, subjects. She received her PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2005.