Nikola Kasabov

Title: From Aristoteles to AI Today

Abstract: Artificial Intelligence (AI) has gone a long way in its development. It is currently one of the most promising direction for science and technology in the future. One cannot appreciate the current success of AI without understanding its roots and main principles, some of them being around for centuries. Aristoteles (4 century BC) is perhaps the first who introduced logic systems and epistemology as scientific discipline for knowledge discovery. Lotfi Zadeh introduced fuzzy logic to represent uncertainty in knowledge and later he introduced soft computing to embrace many methods which can deal with learning and knowledge representation, including fuzzy logic, evolutionary computation and neural networks. This talk presents briefly the history of AI, before it introduces the latest development of brain-inspired neural networks, also called cognitive- or neuromorphic computation and their numerous applications for AI, supported by original work of the author [1, 2]. This progress has not been possible without the fast development of computer platforms, from Ada Lovelace and Babbage mechanical device, to the von Neumann- and neuromorphic computers. At the end, the author talks about the challenges for AI in the future and presents briefly his view.







József Bokor

Title: Control Theory of Autonomous Vehicles

Abstract: This talk will give an overview about the recent development in the control of autonomous vehicles. Environmental sensing, sensor fusion, path planning and various control algorithms will be discussed. These signal processing and control theoretic aspects together with the particular dynamic modeling of vehicle dynamics are important in designing various tasks of autonomous driving.




Last updated on November 18, 2018 by Annie