Gemini lecture on “Smart University – The University as a (context) platform”

Professor Thomas Roth-Berghofer, Head of Research Cluster Digital Communities at the University of West London is giving a talk on “Smart University – The University as a (context) platform”.

The Smart University is the vision of the university as a platform that delivers foundational context data to drive the analysis and improvement of the teaching & learning environment. Low-cost motion detection and other sensors coupled with low-cost credit-card sized computers such as the Raspberry Pi open up opportunities to equip rooms with sensors. As the Raspberry Pi is a full-fledged computing device not only can one acquire data, but also process it in context. In this talk he will present this vision and some work that have done in the Centre for Intelligent Computing.

Time: Monday, 1st December, 13:15
Place: ITV354
Speaker: Thomas Roth-Berghofer
Title: Smart University – The University as a (context) platform

AI at Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art

Professor Øyvind Brandtsegg has made a robot for an art installation at the Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art. It is an entity that listens, sees faces, and associates across these modalities. It is able to speak back and project neural memories of what it has seen. At the start of the exhibition it knows nothing, but learns as the exhibition progresses. During the night it “dreams” by consolidating its memories, and it uses a genetic algorithm to write some of its own control program. I have been responsible for the programming of the artificial intelligence. The exhibition opens tonight at 18, and there is also an “artist talk” on Saturday at 18. The exhibition lasts until 21. of December. A great chance to see AI in an art context!

For more see here.