Friday, October 16, 2020

Final 2020 Gibbons lecture - 21st October

 The fourth and final 2020 Gibbons Lecture is on Wednesday 21st October 2020 from 6-7pm in Room B10, The General Library, 5 Alfred St. Refreshments and networking from 7pm.  

Please register here to attend in person, if you have not already done so.   This lecture will not be live-streamed nor available later as a podcast.

 

Social media, AI, and society: Some psychological insights

As advanced digital technologies become an indispensable part of nearly all aspects of everyday living, it is essential to consider the downstream effects on society.

In this talk, Associate Professor


Kumar Yogeeswaran from the College of Science at the University of Canterbury will consider social scientific evidence on how these indispensable technologies shape people's attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours. 

This lecture is run in association with the Auckland ICT Graduate School, IT Professionals NZ, and Dr Beryl Plimmer.

See here for more details on the Gibbons Memorial Lecture Series.  




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Monday, October 12, 2020

Third 2020 Gibbons lecture - 14th October


The third 2020 Gibbons lecture is on the 14th October 2020 from 6-7pm in Room B10, The General Library, 5 Alfred St. Refreshments and networking are after the lecture at 7pm.  

Much of scientific research involves the generation and testing of hypotheses that can facilitate the development of accurate models for a system. In machine learning the automated building of accurate models is desired, however, traditional machine learning often assumes that the underlying systems are static and unchanging over time. In this talk, Dr Yun Sing Koh from the School of Computer Science at The University of Auckland will discuss research in the area of data streams and how we adapt to changes in the data.

Please register here to attend in person. The lecture will be streamed live and later available as a podcast.  



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Monday, October 5, 2020

Gibbons Lecture Series - Big data: Transparency and reliability

The second 2020 Gibbons Lecture will be live-streamed only on 7 October 2020 at 6pm, due to alert level restrictions.

It will also be available later as a podcast.

 

There is near consensus in the emerging field of data ethics that processes and systems must be transparent and explainable to a wide range of stakeholders. 

In this talk, Professor Tim Dare from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland will discuss why transparency and explainability have become central to data ethics and the reasons there are to question that centrality. Professor Dare will also discuss why we should be more concerned with reliability and with how automated systems compare, ethically, and with alternative ways of doing the tasks which might be done by automated systems.

See here for more details on the Gibbons Memorial Lecture Series. 



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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Gibbons Lecture - Our future with AI

 


There's been dramatic progress in learning skills, such as object recognition, translation and speech, and in difficult but uncomplicated tasks like playing chess, Go and video games. Traditional AI focused on improving complex tasks, using knowledge and reasoning, that have driven human success. 

In this first talk, Professor Michael Witbrock from the School of Computer Science at the University of Auckland will discuss these paths to broad AI and explore Aotearoa's potential to make sure of a positive outcome.

Location | This lecture will be live-streamed on Wed Oct 30 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM NZDT

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Gibbons Memorial Lecture Series 2020 - AI and Society

Earlier in the year we postponed the Gibbons Memorial Lecture Series due to Covid 19. Now, we are delighted to tell you we are on schedule to deliver the first of the 2020 series on 30 September 2020. Register here to attend in person this very exciting 2020 series that starts with each lecture at 6pm with networking refreshments after the lecture at 7pm. This year we are holding the series in Room B10 in the General Library, 5 Alfred Street. Live streaming links will be available and I will send these out a week before each lecture and they will be available on the website above. 
Prof. Michael Witbrock kicks the series off with Our future with AI and as per tradition, the first session will be chaired by the John Hosking, Dean of Science.


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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Edinblurb festival: the AI bot creating new fringe shows every hour

I came across an interesting story in The Guardian about an AI creating new fringe shows at the Edinburgh festival

You can see how it happens. The company has yet to start devising the show, but the deadline for the Edinburgh fringe programme is tomorrow. On a wing and prayer, the administrator writes a 100-word blurb and hopes for the best.



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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) global data resource

Do you need more data about Covid-19? This is an excellent source of global data, updated each day, from Our World in Data. You can download the data set and analyse it yourself or use their visualisation tools. All their code is open source.

There is one caveat in that all the data is gathered in different ways in different countries. So, as you've heard politicians say, direct nation to nation comparisons must be treated with some caution.




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