How much information is in a bit?

Date: środa, 1 czerwca, 2022
Time: 13:00
Location: Center for Theoretical Physics Colloquium
Passcode: 134595

Speaker: Michał Gańczorz (Google)

Abstract In recent years, the amount of data shared over the internet has increased exponentially. The data formats changed as well. We watch videos and listen to podcasts instead of reading articles. We share images instead of writing messages. But in the end, do we really get more information than before? How much of the data we see is noise? In the seminar, I will talk about formalizing the idea of information, I will show that the information is something we can measure and not just an intangible concept. Finally, I will show how the theory is applied to the several important and practical fields of computer science, such as Data Compression.