Science Movie Night: AlphaGo

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
The City Library - 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah


Join us for April's Science Movie Night! On April 10, NHMU is partnering with the Utah Film Center and Salt Lake City Library to offer a free screening of AlphaGo followed by a free lecture by Tucker Hermans, founding member of the University of Utah Robotics Center.

With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of Go has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea for an extraordinary best-of-five-game competitioin, coined The DeepMind Challenge Match.

Directed by Greg Kohs
90 min. | 2017 | USA


Post film lecture will be delivered by Tucker Hermans.

Tucker Hermans
Tucker Hermans

Tucker Hermans is an assistant professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah, where he is a founding member of the University of Utah Robotics Center. Professor Hermans research focuses autonomous learning, planning, and perception for robot manipulation. His work examines how robots can learn to manipulate and model objects for which they have no previous knowledge or interaction using a combination of visual, proprioceptive, and tactile sensors.

Previously, Professor Hermans was a postdoctoral researcher in the Intelligent Autonomous Systems lab at TU Darmstadt in Darmstadt, Germany. He was at Georgia Tech from 2009 to 2014 in the School of Interactive Computing, where he earned his Ph.D. in Robotics and his M.Sc. in Computer Science with specialization in Computational Perception and Robotics. He earned his A.B. in German and Computer Science from Bowdoin College in 2009.


Science Movie Night is presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center.
We thank the Salt Lake City Public Library, our presenting sponsor.
This event is free and open to the public.