CBMM Special Seminar: Self-Learning Systems

Photo of Dr. Demis Hassabis March 20, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Demis Hassabis, Co-Founder & CEO, DeepMind


This talk is co-hosted by the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines (CBMM) and MIT Quest for Intelligence.

Demis Hassabis and Tomaso PoggioAbstract: Demis Hassabis will discuss the capabilities and power of self-learning systems. He will illustrate this with reference to some of DeepMind's recent breakthroughs, and talk about the implications of cutting-edge AI research for scientific and philosophical discovery.

Speaker Biography: Demis is a former child chess prodigy, who finished his A-levels two years early before coding the multi-million selling simulation game Theme Park aged 17. Following graduation from Cambridge University with a Double First in Computer Science he founded the pioneering videogames company Elixir Studios producing award winning games for global publishers such as Vivendi Universal. Demis Hassabis presenting at MITAfter a decade of experience leading successful technology startups, Demis returned to academia to complete a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at UCL, followed by postdocs at MIT and Harvard, before founding DeepMind. His research into the neural mechanisms underlying imagination and planning was listed in the top ten scientific breakthroughs of 2007 by the journal Science. Demis is a 5-times World Games Champion, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and the recipient of the Royal Society’s Mullard Award and the Royal Academy of Engineering's Silver Medal.


MIT Building 34, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA 02139
March 20, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
MIT Lecture Hall 34-101

50 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA 02139