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Gaming for military precision decisions
Simon Lucas (Turing Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute and Queen Mary University of London)
Rapid progress in Game AI is demonstrating that given enough data or experience, machines can rival or surpass even the most skilled human decision-makers in complex domains. There are now rapidly emerging opportunities to apply modern AI to military decision-making problems to improve operational planning and avoid unforeseen consequences. Simon Lucas describes how statistical forward planning algorithms can make intelligent actions in a range of environments.
Data for disaster management
Steven Reece (Turing Fellow and Data-Centric Engineering Fellow and Group Leader, The Alan Turing Institute and University of Oxford)
Situation awareness can be the difference between life and death when responding to disasters. But now an abundance of data is available; from satellites to tweets, from UAVs to in-situ sensors, from expert knowledge to mathematical hazard models. Making sense of all this in a timely, accurate manner is critical to effective disaster management. This talk explores how novel machine learning approaches to data fusion can combine data together, remove unreliable data and identify informative sources.