Dr Advait Sarkar

Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSR)

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Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Advait Sarkar is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge. Within Microsoft Research he is a member of the Human Experience and Design Group. His two main research interests are the future of humanity in the age of artificial intelligence, and universal data literacy.

In the future of humanity research strand, the focus is on using design as a tool to probe questions such as: what is the limit of automation? How can artificial intelligence augment human capability? How should we define humanity and identity? What are the moral, ethical, and socio-economic implications of advanced artificial intelligence?

Advait's aim for universal data literacy is to improve the usability and accessibility of tools for sophisticated analytics, which involves data management, statistics, and machine learning. His design work combines theories of interaction and visual representation, with artificial intelligence and machine learning, to produce novel analytics systems that are easier to use.

Advait's other research interests include live coding, computer music, psychology of programming, applied machine learning, transport research, and bibliometrics.

  • 11 February 2020, 5:30pm

    CSaP Annual Lecture: Professor Dame Sally Davies

    The 2020 CSaP Annual Lecture will be delivered by Professor Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge and former Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government.

  • 14 November 2017, 5:30pm

    Can you handle the truth? Facts, figures and communicating uncertainty

    Chaired and hosted by Sir David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, guest speakers include: Sir David Norgrove, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority; and Amanda Farnsworth, Head of Visual and Data Journalism, BBC News.