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1:00 pm

Artificial Intelligence, AlphaGo, and Computer Hex

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: UBC Okanagan In 2016 DeepMind astonished the Go world with its superhuman-strength program AlphaGo. I will give a brief history of AlphaGo and discuss and its influence on current board game research, including computer Hex. Hex is the connection board game invented by Piet Hein in 1942 and introduced in North America by John Nash... Read more

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2:00 pm

Machine Learning the Many-Body Problem

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: TRIUMF Abstract: Condensed matter physics is the study of the collective behaviour of infinitely complex assemblies of interacting electrons, magnetic moments, atoms or qubits. This complexity is reminiscent of the “curse of dimensionality” commonly encountered in machine learning.  Despite this curse, the machine learning community has developed techniques with remarkable abilities to classify, characterize and interpret complex sets of... Read more

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6:00 pm

Student Mixer Event with IEEE Women in Engineering and Young Professionals

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All students are welcome to join this mixer event at BCIT where we will introduce the IEEE Women in Engineering and Young Professionals groups. After graduating, student members become part of Young Professionals which has a thriving group here in Vancouver. IEEE members (student or otherwise) are also welcome to participate in and volunteer with the... Read more

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