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The RSE President’s Lecture 2019

Professor Geoffrey Hinton FRS, the 'godfather of deep learning' will present this year's RSE President's Lecture. Professor Hinton was awarded the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Award in 2016 for his pioneering and sustained contributions to machine learning.
Dr Fred Freeman

Hamish Henderson – A New Voice

Freeman’s illustrated lecture draws enchanting musical examples from the singing of John Morran, a pre-eminent singer of the Scottish folk movement, and the lecturer’s own moving recitations.