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Session

AI, Maths and Intuition. Adam Spencer & Geordie Williamson

AI & Robotics Presented by Accenture

AI, Maths and Intuition.  Adam Spencer & Geordie Williamson

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Artificial intelligence can do all sorts of amazing things, from recommending shows on Netflix to analysing medical images. But can it actually contribute to one of the most challenging of human intellectual endeavours: pure mathematics?

Geordie Williamson is one of the world’s foremost mathematicians. He’s well known for his contributions to representation theory, a branch of pure maths. Geordie has worked with AI on some seriously thorny problems, some of which have gone unsolved for 40 years.

Geordie recently teamed up with AI lab DeepMind to use machine learning to explore conjectures and suggest new mathematical theorems. How did that go? Did they help him to a higher level of perception? Or was the AI’s only contribution something like: “Seriously, have you heard Joe Rogan’s latest truth bomb?”
Find out as Australia’s favourite maths geek, Adam Spencer, wrestles with one of our most amazing minds.

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