Events

Lunchtime Talk
Fri 13 Oct 2017 14:00


Whose A.I Is It Anyway?

A discussion with some of Bristol’s leading Artificial Intelligence innovators and educators about the accelerated pace of A.I development, and how it can be made more accessible to all.

Image: Digital Bristol Week

Speakers

Mel Rodrigues

Producer, BBC Digital Cities Programme and Curator TEDxBristol 2017: Dare to Disrupt By day Mel is a Producer at BBC Bristol, where she produces a variety of factual films and inspirational events aimed at connecting people with creativity and technology. Her passion for this city began in the late 90’s when she moved here to study at Bristol University. In her spare time she curates TEDxBristol - which this year has a firm focus on disruptive innovation.

Charles Radclyffe

The 'Data Philosopher' Charles is a serial entrepreneur who has focused his career on solving tough technology challenges for some of the world's largest organisations. He currently is Head of Technology at Deutsche Bank Labs in London, and is also an Associate Partner at Elixirr.

Mike Lloyd

Founder, CLWB Mike started his career in automotive engineering, spent 10 years as a teacher at Secondary School and University levels, then worked at Microsoft for 13 years before founding CLWB.org. His experience spans the full spectrum of applied STEM - from mechanical engineering to AI. Mike founded CLWB.org to synthesise the insights and knowledge gained from 26 years of global education technology experience into education technology products and services.

In partnership with our friends at BBC Academy, and as a preview to the upcoming Digital Bristol Week, we are delighted to welcome some of Bristol’s leading Artifical Intelligence innovators and educators to have a conversation with one another and with our audience about the accelerated pace of A.I development.

We hope to explore the kinds of effects A.I will have on education and creative jobs, the skills we might need to work with it, and how it can be made more accessible to all.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday.

Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do.

After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm.

Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to studio@watershed.co.uk to book your place on a tour.


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