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Join Hannah Fry and Raia Hadsell, Director of Robotics at DeepMind, as they discuss the difference between robots and AI, the link between our bodies and intelligence, and why developing physical intelligence is so challenging and yet so potentially rewarding.

Biographies

Dr Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL where she studies patterns in human behaviour. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime and terrorism. Her critically acclaimed BBC documentaries include The Computer Will See You Now and Britain’s Greatest Invention. She also co-presents The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry and The Maths of Life with Lauren Laverne. Hannah is the author of Hello World, The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus and The Mathematics of Love.

Raia Hadsell is the Director of Robotics at DeepMind. Her early research was in the use of Siamese networks for learning neural embeddings, an approach which is now commonly used for playlist recommendations, face recognition, image captioning, and other applications. After completing a PhD which featured a self-supervised deep learning vision system for a mobile robot, her research continued at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute and SRI International. In early 2014 she joined DeepMind in London to study artificial general intelligence where her research focuses on the challenge of continual learning for AI agents and robots.

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Cheltenham Town Hall, Main Hall

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

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