TEDx University of Strathclyde 2018

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Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and the Human Mind

Will Artificial Intelligence ever match the masterful leadership of an outstanding CEO, deeply moving writing of a great poet, or nurturing care of a hospital nurse?

Viktor Dörfler, Senior Lecturer in Information & Knowledge Management at the University of Strathclyde Business School, who makes artificial intelligence and has interviewed 17 Nobel Laureates exploring their thinking, takes the stand on inimitability of exceptional human performance, and particularly of intuition. In his talk, Viktor contrasts the learning algorithms of Artificial Intelligence, including DeepMind and AlphaGo, with human learning, particularly with the learning journey of exceptionally high achievers, such as Nobel Laureates. Based on this comparison, Viktor argues that the most exceptional achievements of the future will result from the intuitive knowledge of smart people who are supported by smart technology, rather than just by smart technology alone.
Period17 Feb 2018
Event typeConference
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Intuition
  • artificial intelligence
  • big data
  • personal knowledge
  • creativity
  • expertise