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1 Words and Deeds - the Astor Visiting Lecture 19 October 2017 Michael Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School, delivered the Astor Visiting Lecture at Oxford on 19 October 2017. Introduced by Ramon Sarró (Oxford). Michael Jackson 27 Mar 2018
2 'Artificial Intelligence' part 3 - Understanding how we learn language Professor Kim Plunkett explains how neuroscientists use artificial intelligence as a tool to model processes in the brain – in particular to understand how infants acquire language. Kim Plunkett 12 Jun 2015
3 '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
4 '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
5 'Explosions' part 3 - Health and Big Data Professor Gil McVean explains what Big Data is and how it can be used to better understand and treat complex conditions, such as heart disease and dementia. Gil McVean 30 Mar 2015
6 The neurobiology of social sounds - from speech to laughter Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences Seminar Sophie Scott 01 Dec 2014
7 Creative Commons How Universal is Liberalism? Professor Ronald Dworkin, New York University, delivers the 2012 Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture, with response from Professor Sir Adam Roberts, President of the British Academy. Ronald Dworkin, Timothy Garton Ash, Adam Roberts 30 May 2012
8 The rights of journalism and the needs of audiences Baroness Onora O'Neill delivers the 2011 Reuters Memorial Lecture, followed by a panel discussion chaired by Lord Patten, chancellor of Oxford University. Onora O'Neill, Michael Parks, Stephen Abell, Stewart Purvis 09 Feb 2012
9 Creative Commons Is Nothing Sacred? Free Speech and Religion Professor A C Grayling delivers the 2011 Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture, with responses by Charles Moore and Dr. Usama Hasan. Filmed on 10 June 2011. A.C. Grayling, Charles Moore, Usama Hasan, Timothy Garton Ash 02 Feb 2012
10 Creative Commons On Free Speech 1: Deletion and Denialism Free Speech Debate's monthly podcast features a round-up of interviews on the site including Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, former Formula One boss Max Mosley and Chinese scholar Yan Xuetong. Brian Pellot, Katie Engelhart, Jimmy Wales, Max Mosley 01 Feb 2012
11 Creative Commons Jimmy Wales on Global free speech in the internet age Professor Timothy Garton Ash (Director of Free Speech Debate) interviews Jimmy Wales (Founder of Wikipedia) on the topic of global free speech and the internet. This was the launch event of Free Speech Debate and took place in Oxford on 19 Jan 2012. Jimmy Wales, Timothy Garton Ash 27 Jan 2012
12 Creative Commons Timothy Garton Ash on Free Speech Debate In this short introductory video, the director of Free Speech Debate, talks about the objectives of this Oxford University research project. Timothy Garton Ash 27 Jan 2012
13 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
14 Greg Kochanski on Phonetics Dr Greg Kochanski, a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Phonetics Laboratory, talks about how experiments in phonetics are conducted, how we study the history of language, and how speech changes over time. Greg Kochanski, Oliver Lewis 31 Aug 2008