Nov 26 (Thu), 14:15 in D114
Rise of the Machines - will artificial intelligence ever do research?
The LSST and the SKA will require us to process up to an exabyte of data per day. This presents unprecedented challenges and opportunities for a new generation of statistical inference and machine learning algorithms. In this talk we will discuss some of the issues, approaches and fundamental questions including the question of whether machines will ever do original research.