2017 Technology Salon

Exploring Cutting edge Technology

The TEDxExeterSalon took place at the Barnfield Theatre on Saturday, October 7 2017, and was broadcast live to the Exeter Phoenix’s Studio 74, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and a large screen on Exeter’s Cathedral Green.

Claire Kennedy, licensee and curator of TEDxExeter, said: “We were privileged to bring together an exceptional group of speakers who are carrying out ground breaking research in technology which is transforming our world.”

From driverless cars to diagnosis of medical imaging, artificial intelligence is being heralded as the next industrial revolution. But how does AI relate to us in all our glorious complex humanity? Our first TEDxExeterSalon explored the ways in which we’ll interact with algorithmic intelligence in the near future.

The talks included insights into the latest developments in machine learning, how games are being used to understand complex problems like climate change, and the fundamental differences between artificial intelligence and the human brain.

“Feedback from those who attended the TEDxExeterSalon has been overwhelmingly positive, with audience members describing the talks as ‘thought provoking’, ‘fascinating’ and ‘mind expanding’.

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John Robb speaking at TEDxExeterSalon 2017