Meta PHoDcast #07: Timotej Lazar, computer scientist

Computer scientist Timotej Lazar discusses artificial intelligence and a computer that teaches people to code. #MetaPHoDcast

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TIMOTEJ LAZAR holds a BSc in Computer Science and is a Junior Researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Ljubljana. He doesn’t really see his time at work as “work”. He is currently writing an intelligent system that will teach people to code in the Prolog programming language. Although artificial intelligence is all around us, Timotej denounces it as mere “algorithms”, something completely separate from human intelligence, admitting that his early romantic vision of a robot passing the Turing test in the near future has been more or less quashed. If you’re old school, you may find him on #fri @ or while playing Nethack. He recommends reading the classic Gödel, Escher, Bach or this web portal with engaging content on human and artificial intelligence. He would also like to draw your attention to an app recently developed by his lab that allows users to identify symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other tremors.


Author: LUKA AUSEC, holds a doctorate in biosciences and can fluently read DNA – and sometimes literature. Enthusiastic about bending the body and the mind in all directions – and sometimes inwards. Enjoys spreading inspiring ideas – sometimes as tweets.


Translated by: Urša Klinc.

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