Friday, May 26, 2017

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

An interesting article in Wired puts forward the notion that coding rather than being a glamorous profession for intellectuals is actually the new "blue collar' job, equivalent to a skilled car factory job in the 1970s. It's worth a read.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Free public lecture - The Ethics of AI



This week's final public Gibbons lecture, organised by the Dept. of Computer Science at The University of Auckland will take place this Thursday evening. The lecture titled The Ethics of AI will be given by Associate Professor Watson, Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland. Information about the lecture, the venue and times can be found here. If you cannot attend in person the lecture will be live streamed and will be available online afterwards from the link above.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Free public lecture - Deep learning - what's missing?

This week's free public Gibbons lectures, organised by the Dept. of Computer Science at The University of Auckland will take place this Thursday evening. The lecture titled Deep learning - what's missing? will be given by Associate Professor Marcus Frean, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington. Information about the lecture, the venue and times can be found here. If you cannot attend in person the lecture will be live streamed and will be available online afterwards.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Free public lecture - AI: from Aristotle to deep learning machines

The first of this year's free public Gibbons lectures, organised by the Dept. of Computer Science at The University of Auckland will take place this Thursday evening. The first lecture titled AI: from Aristotle to deep learning machines will be given by Professor Nikola Kasabov, Director of the KEDRI Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology. Information about the lecture, the venue and times can be found here. If you cannot attend in person the lecture will be live streamed and will be available online afterwards.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Future of AI - radio interview

I gave a radio interview yesterday for Radio New Zealand's National Programme on the Future of AI, which particularly focused on the ethical implications of AI. You can listen to the interview here.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Just because you can...

New technology often has unexpected uses. When the laser was invented nobody had any what possible use it could be and now they are ubiquitous, from light shows to DVD players and surveying. Similarly, the 3D printer is discovering new uses. Here's a daft one; printing a photo of your face onto the top of your coffee (thanks Bob).