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Can computers see our world?


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14:30 - 16:00


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Café Scientifique with Professor Philip Torr as part of the 2012 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

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Is it possible to make a machine ‘see’ and understand the world in a similar way to us? Do advanced levels of computer vision make these machines intelligent? Join Professor Philip Torr to discover how we have developed machines with such capabilities and how these technological advances may influence our lives.

Professor Philip Torr is Head of the Computer Vision Group at Oxford Brookes University and was awarded the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2008.

Attending this event

This event is free and open for all to attend and admission is on a first come, first served basis. Food and drink will be available to purchase throughout the event.

Café Scientifique events aim to provide a forum for the debate of scientific ideas. Join scientists and other specialists to explore current issues in science over a drink. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

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Can computers see our world? The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK