In this alertness session we will introduce the fascinating world of Machine Learning (ML) to non-experts. We will provide an overview of its principles, applications, and impact on various industries. We will explore how machines can be trained to learn from data and make intelligent decisions without explicit programming. We will discuss examples to showcase the wide range of applications, including image recognition, natural language processing, and personalized recommendations. Whether you have a technical background or not, this session will provide you with the foundation to understand the fundamentals of ML and its implications in our rapidly evolving technological landscape.
Location: CYENS – Centre of Excellence, CSEO room, Square, Plateia Dimarchias 23, Nicosia, CyprusDate and time: 12th of December, 16:00-18:00Language: English
Trainer’s name and status: Dr Vassilis Vassiliades leads the “Learning Agents and Robots” research team at CYENS (2019-), and is also an associate research fellow at the University of Cyprus (UCY). His research focuses on how software agents and robots can learn to represent the world from multimodal data in a way that permits efficient planning and exploration, and how they can continually acquire, reuse and improve a diversity of skills. He received an MSc in Intelligent Systems Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK (2008), and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from UCY (2015). He has done post-doctoral work at Inria, France (2015-2018) working on algorithms for efficient damage recovery in robotics. Vassilis has secured ~1M euros in funding through national, European and industrial projects, and has contributed as a reviewer and author in top-tier conferences and journals on topics related to artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, and evolutionary algorithms.6