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Centre for Digital Built Britain


Digital Twins: The Next Phase of the AI Revolution?

The Turing Talk: Part of the IET EngTalk Series and BCS Lecture Series

The idea of an Intelligent Digital Avatar conjures up many images from a complete virtual world that one can safely define, develop and play in to rogue robots running amok and destroying mankind. The reality is much less dramatic but no less far reaching and exciting.

This year’s Turing Talk will be delivered by Mark Girolami; an academic statistician and the Sir Kirby Laing Professorship of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

Mark will discuss Digital Twins and chart their history to present day technological capability, looking at some of the advances being made and the opportunities along with the open challenges faced to realise the potential of Digital Twins.


18:00 - Registration

18:30 - Insight talk

18:45 - Turing talk

20:00 - Drinks reception

21:00 - Close


17 February 2020
IET London: Savoy Place

19 February 2020
University Place, The University of Manchester

20 February 2020
Assembly Building, Belfast

Monday, 17 February, 2020 - 18:00
Wednesday, 19 February, 2020 - 18:00
Thursday, 20 February, 2020 - 18:00
Event location: 
London, Belfast, Manchester