Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Monday, 24 October 2016
Machine intelligence is here, and we're already using it to make subjective decisions -- like who to hire, or what news you should see in your social media feeds. In this fascinating talk, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci shows how our intelligent machines can fail us in unexpected ways -- in particular, by creating decisions that don't match our shared human values. "We cannot outsource our responsibilities to machines," she says. "We must hold on ever tighter to human values and human ethics."
Thursday, 20 October 2016
Monday, 17 October 2016
Friday, 14 October 2016
Third International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction
15th-17th November 2016, Milton Keynes, UK
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
In recent years an increasing body of work from within the interaction design community has been shaping the emerging field of Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI), with a focus on: 1) studying the interaction between animals and technology in naturalistic settings, around specific animal activities or interspecies relations; 2) developing user-centered technology that can improve animals’ welfare and support animals in their activities; 3) informing user-centered approaches to the design of technology intended for animals, derived from both interaction design and animal science. Building on a series of previous ACI events, the ACI2016 Conference aims to advance this area of research and practice, and to support the development of ACI as an academic discipline.
Early bird registration deadline: 15th October 2016
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What do you get when you combine the strongest materials from the plant world with the most elastic ones from the insect kingdom? Super-performing materials that might transform ... everything. Nanobiotechnologist Oded Shoseyov walks us through examples of amazing materials found throughout nature, in everything from cat fleas to sequoia trees, and shows the creative ways his team is harnessing them in everything from sports shoes to medical implants