The Turing Test, Artificial Intelligence and the Human Stupidity

The Turing Test, Artificial Intelligence and the Human Stupidity

Availability, engagement, storytelling and the right atmosphere: these features belong to the university lessons of Luca Longo, who won the “National teaching hero” award in 2016 for his ability to create a didactic environment less formal and more empathic. This perfectly describes the atmosphere he created at the Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, that became a big university class of a thousand spectators. He talked about a topic that is becoming more and more known and that keeps being fascinating to all of us: Artificial Intelligence. A new science, that goes beyond our mere understanding, that wants to help man understand himself and explain rationality. From the famous syllogism of Aristotele, to Alan Turing – father of Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence – in his talk Luca Longo tried to answer a hard yet necessary question, today more than ever: can machines think?

The vis-à-vision of Luca Longo at TEDxVicenza 2017.

Dr. Luca Longo is a professor at the Dublin Institute of Technology and a member of the Applied Intelligence Research Centre. His core research interest is in Artificial Intelligence, particularly in Mental Workload modelling using deductive inference techniques (Defeasible Reasoning) and inductive modelling techniques (Machine Learning). Luca owns a BSc, a MSc in Computer Science, a PgDip in statistics, a MSc in Health Informatics, a PhD in Artificial Intelligence a PgDip in Learning/Teaching. He is author of 30+ academic articles appeared in conference proceedings, book chapters and journals in various theoretical and applied Computer Science fields.

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