Two more AI interviews

I’ve been busy and have been interviewed two times in the last few days on AI and ethics for different radio stations. The first was for 95bFM, which you can listen to here. The second was for Radio Live, which you can listen to here.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/05/two-more-ai-interviews.html

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.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/05/free-public-lecture-ai-from-aristotle.html

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.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-future-of-ai-radio-interview.html

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).

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/04/just-because-you-can.html

The jobs are gone and they aren’t coming back

An interesting article published recently in The Guardian titled: The robot debate is over: the jobs are gone and they aren’t coming back puts forward a clear argument that in the next 20 years many many jobs will be lost to automation. They’re not just talking about manufacturing jobs and driving they also mean professional jobs like accountancy and the law. Society needs to address this issue with increasing urgency.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-jobs-are-gone-and-they-arent-coming.html

Let me entertain you…

Let me entertain you – that’s how to get a science message across. This is a claim made by an interesting article in The Conversation, and it’s one that I agree with. I personally think it’s much more important in a lecture to leave students interested and excited by a subject than to have just ensured they got the facts. If they think a subject is fun or interesting those with an interest will seek out the knowledge themselves. Read the whole article here and watch the entertaining science video below.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/03/let-me-entertain-you.html

Free Software from NASA

NASA has just published its software catalogue and you can download the software tools its engineers, designers and project managers use for free! If you happen to be designing your own space launch system in your garage this will be very helpful as understandably many of the tools concern rocket design. But, there are many other categories of software available ranging from project management to environmental science. Check out the catalog here.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/03/free-software-from-nasa.html