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1 Can robots be made creative enough to invent their own language? Luc Steels delivers the 2012 Simonyi lecture and asks can machines be creative enough to invent their own language? Luc Steels, Marcus du Sautoy 18 Nov 2016
2 'Artificial Intelligence' part 2 - How to create machines that learn Professor Nando de Freitas explains that understanding how our brains work has helped us create machines that learn, and how these learning machines can be put to completing different tasks. Nando de Freitas 19 May 2015
3 'Artificial Intelligence' part 1 - Using artificial intelligence to spot patterns Professor Stephen Roberts explains how machines, whose job it is simply to learn, can help researchers spot scientific needles in data haystacks, which will help us solve some grand challenges. Stephen Roberts 15 Apr 2015
4 Can robots be made creative enough to invent their own language? Luc Steels delivers the 2012 Simonyi lecture and asks can machines be creative enough to invent their own language? Luc Steels, Marcus du Sautoy 15 Jan 2014
5 What is a Quantum Computer? How does a quantum computer work? Why is a quantum computer so much better than a traditional computer? This talk will give you an insight into the strange features of the quantum world that we can exploit to develop a super fast quantum computer. Michael Peterer 04 Jun 2013
6 Rogue planet Oxford Sparks presents a journey around the planets. Find out more and read about the science behind the animation at www.oxfordsparks.net/planet. Chris Lintott 15 Apr 2013
7 OII Internet and Society Awards: Raspberry Pi Victoria Nash, talks to Pete Lomas, Founder and Trustee at Raspberry Pi, recipients of an Internet and Society Award in 2012 from OII, in recognition of their exemplary efforts in using the Internet for the public good in Britain. Victoria Nash, Pete Lomas 02 Jan 2013
8 Can robots be made creative enough to invent their own language? Luc Steels delivers the 2012 Simonyi lecture and asks can machines be creative enough to invent their own language? Luc Steels, Marcus du Sautoy 18 Oct 2012
9 Creative Commons Consciousness and Computability Prof. Sir Roger Penrose on the idea of artificial intelligence and whether consciousness can be replicated by a computer - a discussion of new physics which may take us closer to explaining the mind. Roger Penrose, Ankita Anirban 28 Aug 2012
10 Creative Commons Quantum Paradoxes Prof. Vlatko Vedral on the mind-boggling and paradoxical nature of quantum mechanics and its consequences on modern technology - the possibilities of superfast computing and teleportation. Vlatko Vedral, Ankita Anirban 13 Aug 2012
11 Creative Commons Alan Turing: The One Who Became a Zero Andrew Hodges (author of Alan Turing: The Enigma) delivers a lecture on Alan Turing, the founder of modern computer science, as part of LGBT month. Andrew Hodges 02 Mar 2012
12 Creative Commons Alan Turing: The One Who Became a Zero Andrew Hodges (author of Alan Turing: The Enigma) delivers a lecture on Alan Turing, the founder of modern computer science. This is the third annual lecture for LGBT history month. Andrew Hodges 02 Mar 2012
13 Why Should Robots Play Football? Dr Stephen Cameron (Department of Computer Science) explains why thousands of people from across the world are busy trying to teach robots to play football. Stephen Cameron 03 Feb 2012
14 What is Public in the Digital Age? Use of the internet has raised major public issues around the definition of public and priavte information. Director of the Oxford Internet Institute Professor Bill Dutton examines how we can best reconcile the risks and opportunities presented. William Dutton 03 Oct 2011
15 What Will A Companionable Computational Agent Be Like? (Lovelace Lecture 2010) Yorick Wilks explores the state of the art in modelling realistic conversation with computers over the last 40 years, and asks what we would want in a conversational agent (or 'Companion') designed for a long-term relationship with a user. Yorick Wilks 20 Jul 2010