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    Free Webinar: POSITIONS OF TRUST: Can we work with Navigation Systems we struggle to understand?
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2020 Sep 8, 11:29 -0700

    Some NavListers might be interested in watching the RIN’s next free webinar.  I’ve scheduled it to start at 18.00UTC, 19.00 BST, so there is opportunity to watch it from the USA.

    Wednesday 30th September 2020 18.00UTC, 19.00BST

    Subject: Positions of trust: can we work with navigation systems we struggle to understand?

    Speaker: Dr Ramsey Faragher PhD FRIN. Ramsey is the CEO and Founder of Focal Point Positioning Ltd. He is also a Bye-Fellow of Queens' College and lives in Cambridge.

    Abstract: Ramsey's talk will cover how the steady pace of ever-smarter software is being used to overcome some major challenges in positioning and autonomy. With the boom in Deep Neural Networks* however comes a significant challenge in being able to understand - and therefore trust - how these systems achieve the results they do. This talk will highlight some of the benefits and challenges that come with increasing the complexity of software and looks at how to use fundamentally opaque "black box" systems within high-integrity, trustable systems.

    * A deep neural network (DNN) is an artificial neural network with multiple layers between the input and output layers. The DNN finds the correct mathematical manipulation to turn the input into the output, whether it be a linear relationship or a non-linear relationship. (Wikipedia)

    You can register here https://rin.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1421278&group= .  If you register now, they’ll email you a reminder, so you don’t need to worry about forgetting to watch.  Dave P

       
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