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Doing Clever Things with Software

Professor Nicholas Caldwell

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Professor Nicholas Caldwell Director of Computing
Wednesday, 15 February 2023,
18:00 to 19:30
Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ


Professor Caldwell sometimes introduces himself by saying that he does terrible things to computers. What he actually tries to do is achieve clever things with software. In this talk, he will explain how artificial intelligence has evolved over time from its beginnings as a distinct area of computer science through several boom and bust cycles over the decades to its current peak of ubiquity and usefulness in industry and everyday life. He will draw upon some of his own research and development projects in expert systems, recommendation engines, deep learning and information engineering to explain how these systems and techniques work and sometimes why they don’t work as intended. He will conclude with some thoughts on what the future may hold.


Professor Nicholas Caldwell is Professor of Information Systems Engineering at the University of Suffolk. He is also currently Associate Dean (Business Engagement) for the School of Engineering Arts Science and Technology.


The lecture commences at 18:00, with teas and coffees from 17:30.