CQS Knowledge Lecture series tackles broad topics

CQS (U.K.) LLP is offering its investors a glimpse into the future.

The London-based hedge fund manager has invited its clients to a lunchtime lecture in England's capital city on Sept. 24 titled “The Age of the Machines,” by Simon M. Stringer, director of the Oxford Center for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence, part of Oxford University.

Mr. Stringer will present his research into computer modeling of the human brain and how his findings might soon be applied to artificial intelligence and the next generation of robotic development.

CQS launched its continuing Knowledge Lecture Series earlier this year with a presentation by Harvard University Professor Daniel Lieberman on “Obesity and Fitness.” The lecture dealt with the evolutionary mismatch between humans and their environment, said Michael Rummel, a CQS spokesman.

“The idea is to bring to our investors themes that pose major challenges for our global society, for economies of the world and for policymakers, as well as providing opportunities in the corporate sector and for the investment community,” Mr. Rummel said.

More CQS lectures are planned for 2015, he said.

This article originally appeared in the September 1, 2014 print issue as, "CQS Knowledge Lecture series tackles broad topics".