P-A Colloquium: The Automated Physicist: Experimental Particle Physics in the Age of AI

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Speaker:  Harrison Prosper, Florida State University

Title: The Automated Physicist: Experimental Particle Physics in the Age of AI

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Refreshments at 3:30 pm in 1400 BPS.

Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Type: Colloquium
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

Abstract:
After a broad brush review of the history of machine learning (ML), followed by a brief introduction to the state-of-the-art, I discuss the goals of researchers at the Large Hadron Collider and how machine learning is being used to help reach those goals. Inspired by recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI), such as Google's AlphaGoZero, I end with speculative ideas about how the exponentially improving ML/AI technology may, or may not, be helpful in particle physics research over the next few decades.