The #Turing Festival Edinburgh

I’ve been invited to speak at The Turing Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland this August. I have to say I’m quite excited as the event looks like it will be a lot of fun and very interesting. I’m giving a public lecture in Auckland as part of my computer science department’s celebrations of Turing’s centenary, on Turing and Artificial Intelligence. At the Turing Festival I’ll be able to reprise this lecture, which is always good as it will be better the second time.
    Of course The Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe Festival, which combined are the world’s largest cultural festival will be in full swing then, so Edinburgh will be an exciting place to visit. I have family in Edinburgh as well so I’ll be able to catch up with them. You can see a summary of last year’s Turing Festival in the video below.

Highlights from the Turing Festival 2011 from Interactive Scotland 

from The Universal Machine

About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: