Thomas Winters

Thomas Winters is a FWO fellow and Machine Learning PhD student at the KU Leuven DTAI research group, researching computational creativity with probabilistic models. His research has mostly been about automatic humor generation, implementing AI systems that perform improvisational theatre and developing interpretable creative artificial intelligence frameworks. Thomas will talk about the limit of technology. Is there even such a thing? Are there abilities that will always remain out of reach for artificial intelligence? Some speculate that the limit might be reaching human-level intelligence. Others point to expressing creativity or understanding humor as being the insurmountable threshold. But does that mean an algorithm could never write its own TEDx talk? Let’s find out!