About this event

  • Date and time Thu 15 Apr 2021 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Retired Fellows Society

Professor James Marshall, Professor of Theoretical and Computational Biology at the University of Sheffield, joins us to explore how artificial intelligence can learn from the honeybee brain. 

Understanding the brain has held tremendous promise for artificial intelligence since Alan Turing’s pioneering work, but the focus is usually on big-brained animals, including primates such as ourselves. Professor Marshall will reveal how, by studying the much smaller brain of the honeybee, rapid advances are being made in understanding how to build truly autonomous systems, that ’think’ the way an insect does. He will present a mixture of biological experiments, computational models, and real-world robots.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 15 April 2021.

Member

RSM Member RSM Retired Fellows Society (RFS)
£6.00 £0.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Guest
£20.00 £3.00

Key speakers

Professor James Marshall

Professor of Theoretical and Computational Biology, University of Sheffield and Chief Scientific Officer, Opteran Technologies
Ltd

Speaker's biography

James Marshall is Professor of Theoretical and Computational Biology at the University of Sheffield, and Chief Scientific Officer at Opteran Technologies Ltd.

 

He leads the EPSRC 'Brains on Board’ project, a 5-year collaboration between three universities to reverse-engineer the honeybee brain, and apply the lessons learned to artificial intelligence and robotics. These discoveries are being brought to market by Opteran, a University of Sheffield spinout company.

Location

Online

Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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