University of Edinburgh - Kids beat computer

August 28, 2008

Why is a three-year-old toddler better at recognising everyday objects than the world's most powerful supercomputer? This will be among the questions addressed by Chris Bishop, a computer scientist from the University of Edinburgh and deputy director of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, when he gives this year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. The lectures began in 1825 and aim to present scientific issues to young people. Dr Bishop will give five lectures, which will be broadcast on Channel 5 as part of its Christmas schedule.

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