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Speaking, natural-sounding machines which can interact with humans using normal conversational patterns are still in the realm of science fiction – or are they?

Associate Professor James Curran is developing artificial intelligence which will revolutionise the way we interact with technology - using spoken language, the same way we interact with each other. Using computational linguistics, an area of artificial intelligence, he’s building computer systems that can understand and communicate with us in our own natural languages. These systems will be able to navigate, manipulate and summarise knowledge, unlocking vast stores of language-based human knowledge on the web and beyond.

About the speaker

James Curran is an Associate Professor and ARC Australian Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and the Research Leader in Language Technology at the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre. His research is in computational linguistics - the field of Artificial Intelligence involved in developing computer systems that understand natural languages, like English and Chinese. James has a PhD in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh.

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Contact Information

Event Manager: Mitchell Piercey
Phone: (02) 6201 9462

4:30 PM February 03, 2015

Artificial intelligence: Machines on the rise

About the talk

Speaking, natural-sounding machines which can interact with humans using normal conversational patterns are still in the realm of science fiction – or are they?

Associate Professor James Curran is developing artificial intelligence which will revolutionise the way we interact with technology - using spoken language, the same way we interact with each other. Using computational linguistics, an area of artificial intelligence, he’s building computer systems that can understand and communicate with us in our own natural languages. These systems will be able to navigate, manipulate and summarise knowledge, unlocking vast stores of language-based human knowledge on the web and beyond.

About the speaker

James Curran is an Associate Professor and ARC Australian Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and the Research Leader in Language Technology at the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre. His research is in computational linguistics - the field of Artificial Intelligence involved in developing computer systems that understand natural languages, like English and Chinese. James has a PhD in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh.

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