Artificial Intelligence Seminar

  • Remote Access - Zoom
  • Virtual Presentation - ET
  • Professor, Department of Computer Science
  • University of Toronto
  • Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision, and Co-Founder, the Vector Institute for AI

Next Generation Simulation for Self-driving Vehicles

We are on the verge of a new era in which robotics and artificial intelligence will play an important role in our daily lives. Self-driving vehicles have the potential to redefine transportation as we understand it today. Our roads will become safer and less congested, while parking spots will be repurposed as leisure zones and parks. However, many technological challenges remain as we pursue this future. In this talk I will focus on simulation, which is key for both testing and training modern autonomy systems.

Raquel Urtasun is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, a Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision and a co-founder of the Vector Institute for AI. Prior to this she was the Chief Scientist of Uber ATG and the Head of Uber ATG R&D. She received her Ph.D. from the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2006 and did her postdoc at MIT and UC Berkeley. She is a recipient of an NSERC EWR Steacie Award, an NVIDIA Pioneers of AI Award, a Ministry of Education and Innovation Early Researcher Award, three Google Faculty Research Awards, an Amazon Faculty Research Award, a Connaught New Researcher Award, a Fallona Family Research Award and two Best Paper Runner up Prize awarded CVPR in 2013 and 2017. She was also named Chatelaine 2018 Woman of the year, and 2018 Toronto's top influencers by Adweek magazine.

The AI Seminar is generously sponsored by Fortive.

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