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Stories of Impact

Stories of new scientific research on human flourishing that translate these basic discoveries into practical tools.

Aug 25, 2020

Today’s episode features the work of two scientists in seemingly unconnected fields of study: Dr. Andrew Barron, Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroethology at Macquarie University in Sydney specializing in the honeybee brain; and his colleague, Dr. James Marshall, Professor of Theoretical Computation and Biology at the University of Sheffield, who studies robotics and artificial intelligence.

Richard Sergay spoke with this pair of scientists to find out how their unique areas of expertise came together to apply discoveries about the intelligence of honeybees to the development of smarter, more capable artificially intelligent robots — machines like drones, which might increasingly assist humans in solving some of the most complex problems we face as a species.

Learn more about Dr. Andrew Barron and Dr. James Marshall