Artificial Intelligence: Trinity Fellows’ Research Talk, London


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Will Artificial Intelligence change the world?

From flipping burgers to building cars, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly integrated into the workplace and our daily lives. One CEO recently predicted that, within the next decade, managers will have to learn to work with a combined workforce of humans and AI. Are we ready for a future with robots?

Join us, at Google UK, for an evening exploring research in AI with Dr Sean Holden (e2002) and Mr Alex Kendall (2014).


Alex Kendall co-founded and is CTO at Wayve Technologies, in addition to holding a Research Fellowship at Trinity College at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours in 2013 from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. In 2014, he was awarded a Woolf Fisher Scholarship to embark on a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, which he completed under the supervision of Prof. Roberto Cipolla.

Dr Holden began as an electronic engineer, obtaining a BSc in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of East Anglia in 1989. He then joined the Signal Processing and Communications Group in the Engineering Department of Cambridge University to complete his PhD in Engineering at Corpus Christi College in 1994. He briefly did postdoctoral work in the Signals, Circuits and Systems Research Group at King’s College London, before moving back to Cambridge to do further postdoctoral research in the Speech, Vision and Robotics Group, again part of the Department of Engineering. In 1995 Dr Holden joined the Department of Computer Science at University College London as a Lecturer, where he stayed until September 2002. While he was a lecturer there he set up and ran the advanced MSc in Intelligent Systems. Since October 2002 Dr Holden has been Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning in the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Trinity College.


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