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Advancing mathematics by guiding human intuition with AI

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Can machine learning be a useful tool for research mathematicians? In this talk we discuss the results of our recent Nature paper, where we work together with top mathematicians to use machine learning to discover and prove a new connection in topology, and conjecture a resolution to a 50-year problem in representation theory. We believe that there is a lot of low hanging fruit to be found by working together with pure mathematicians to make new discoveries.

Bio: Alex Davies completed his PhD under Zoubin Ghahramani in 2014 and has previously worked on a musical, as a machine learning consultant to product teams and lecturer for Google Research and launching one of the first ML systems in the core of Android OS. For the last three years he has led the AI + Maths initiative at DeepMind.

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