On Thursday 14th June, we’re delighted to be hosting an evening of talks with IBM- Towards a General Theory of Intelligence & What’s New for Java in the Cloud.

In our first talk, ‘Towards a General Theory of Intelligence’, Peter Morgan will take a look at the latest developments in AI research and implementation.

Peter MorganIn our second talk, Steve Poole will discuss how the application stack, open source technologies & the Java ecosystem is changing to meet the demands of Cloud. Whether improved memory footprint, new operating modes, different deployment models or even new hardware the future of Java in the Cloud is demanding more than ever before. This talk will help you understand the economic and technical forces driving the evolution of Java and will show you a future that’s even more amazing than you might imagine.

Ahead of the event we caught up with Peter to find out what we can expect during his talk and why it’s important.

1. Who do you think should come along?

Anyone interested in artificial intelligence (everybody?), and developments thereof.

2. What do you think are the three most interesting questions that this event will answer?

i. What is intelligence?
ii. How much can we presently describe theoretically?
iii. How do we get to AGI (Artificial General Intelligence)?

3. Why do you think this presentation is important for people?

It will get people thinking about the true nature of intelligence and how we might build it.

4. Any advice for junior developers entering the industry?

Learn as much about AI as humanly possible.

If this has stoked your interest, the event is happening on Thursday 14th June, 18:00 – 21:00 at IBM, 76/78 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PZ . If you’d like to RSVP, you can find all the details and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/towards-a-general-theory-of-intelligence-whats-new-for-java-in-the-cloud-tickets-46316998389