ANU MEDIA ALERT - Building a new applied science for the 21st Century

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Sunday, September 3, 2017 — One of the world’s top technologists, Professor Genevieve Bell from The Australian National University (ANU), will give a major public lecture and make a series of announcements on Monday on the need for a new applied science as the world deals with an artificial intelligence revolution.

Professor Bell has joined the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science from Intel and is the first of five appointments under the ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Fellows scheme. She also holds a research appointment with Data61.

Media are invited to the public lecture at the ARC Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Cct Canberra from 5.30 to 6.30pm. The event will also be live streamed on the ANU Facebook page and ANU Youtube channel.

“If the nineteenth century was about the evolution from mechanisation to industrialisation, and the twentieth century was about a move from electrification to computing; then we are surely in the midst of another significant shift from digitization to a fully data-centric world,” Professor Bell said.

“Some label this the 4th wave of industrialisation, with emergent technologies such as the Internet of Things, machine learning, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems, all taking advantage of rich data layers, and increased processing power.”

Further details are available on the ANU Events page.

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WHO: Professor Genevieve Bell, and ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC

WHAT: Public Lecture - Managing the Machines: Building a new applied science for the 21st century

WHERE: ARC Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Cct, Acton

WHEN: Monday 4 September, 5.30-6.30pm

 

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