KEDRI Open Lecture : Series I

The KEDRI Open Lecture is being sponsored by School of Engineering and School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.

Presenter: Prof. Okyay Kaynak,
UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics,
Bogazici University, Bebek, 34342 Istanbul, Turkey

Venue: WS114

Date & Time: Tuesday 7th Feb 2012 from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Title: Intelligent Systems: An Assessment of the Past and the Prospects for the Future

The last decade of the last millennium is characterized by what might be called the intelligent systems revolution, as a result of which, it is now possible to have man-made systems that exhibit ability to reason, learn from experience and make rational decisions without human intervention.  Prof. Zadeh has coined the word MIQ (machine intelligence quotient) to describe a measure of intelligence of man-made systems.  In this perspective, an intelligent system can be defined as a system that has a high MIQ.

In the presentation the state-of-art reached in intelligent systems is overviewed with examples and a perspective on the future is given.  The reasons behind the slow pace of developments are discussed.  The talk closes with a consideration of the possible research directions in mechatronics and robotics as driving forces behind the development of intelligent systems.

Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate Science students
Duration:  60 Minutes with discussions