Adam Kucharski

2016 - Maths, betting, AI & humans

Adam Kucharski is an award winning young scientist and assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where he works on mathematical analysis of infectious disease oubreaks. He also write about science, and his articles have appeared in places like Scientific American, Nautilus, Wired, New Scientist, Financial Times and The Observer.

Adam  will talk though his latest book, ‘The Perfect Bet’ which looks at probability, human behaviour and outcome through the lens of gambling and what we can learn from trying to “beat the house”.

A series of entertaining stories from casinos in Vegas to racecourses in Hong Kong, Adam looks at how maths, science and human behaviour can shed light on predicting outcomes and the world of AI.