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Lunchtime Talk
Fri 1 Dec 2017 13:00


AI for Sceptics

Studio resident Tim Kindberg has been looking for a way of putting the actual capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) – as opposed to the hype – into perspective.

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Speaker

Tim Kindberg

Tim Kindberg's research interests lie in applying ubiquitous and mobile computing technologies to new kinds of digital media platforms.

Studio resident Tim Kindberg has been looking for a way of putting the actual capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) – as opposed to the hype – into perspective. Even after 60 years, and notwithstanding recent advances, the achievements in the field of AI remain well below human capabilities, despite claims of a coming 'singularity'. Rather than humanoid robots, he will argue, a better conception of its incarnation would be an artificial dog, which smells your data. This is a deliberately uncomfortable analogy. As a tool of what he will identify as statistical capitalism, the implications of this technology are profound. He will raise the question of how the tech and art communities can respond.

Tim has written a blog article about AI, The Scent of Data.

- Scent of Data:  https://matter2media.com/blog/scent-of-data/

 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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