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2020/21 seminar archive

Evolving embodied intelligence and Use of Robotics in the Management and Conservation of the Pemba Channel Tanzania

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Presentations from Professor Dr. A.E. Eiben on evolving real robots for engineering and research, and Kennedy Edeye on the use of Robotics in the management and conservation of the Pemba Channel seafloor, Tanzania

Coloured noise and the evolution of environmental tolerance in artificial evolutionary systems

Thursday 18 March 2021

James Borg, Lecturer in Evolutionary Systems at Keele University, argues that our models of environmental variability should exhibit characteristics of 'coloured noise', especially when exploring artificial evolutionary dynamics.

Algorithmic fairness and decision landscapes

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Dr Annette Zimmermann will develop three arguments for why scrutinizing available decision landscapes matters in our pursuit of algorithmic fairness.

YCCSA “Lightning” talks

Thursday 4 February 2021

Three lightning talks will give an insight into ongoing projects within YCCSA.

Developing Voice Technologies for Children: Technical and Ethical Considerations for the Creative Industries

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Hear Dr Jenn Chubb and Dr Sondess Missaoui map a way in which to consider the social context within technology development substantiated and supported by argumentation from within literature.

Quantum supremacy: data security and the race for encryption standards in the post-quantum world

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Delaram Kahrobaei reveals how the speed and power of quantum computing could soon break the codes that protect our most sensitive data.

Immersed in a good game: why you shouldn’t feel guilty about playing The Legend of Zelda and other digital games

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Paul Cairns explores the diverse cognitive experiences of playing games.

Embedding artificial intelligence on chips

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Themis Prodromakis will present the challenges in manufacturing and using new AI technologies and examples on how these can be used in practical applications: from bio-electronic medicines to 'AI on a chip' solutions.

Hate Detection in COVID-19 Tweets in the Arab Region using Deep learning and Topic Modeling

Wednesday 28 October 2020

The massive scale of social media platforms requires an automatic solution for detecting hate speech.

Digital twins powered by IIOT and industrial AI: a co-creation between data scientists and engineers

Wednesday 21 October 2020

The technology and operation of assets are complex, but the adoption of IIoT in and its use with IT/OT platforms enables the use of ‘digital twins’ to manage, monitor and maintain assets in a totally different way.

Flattening the curve of the COVID-19 infodemic

Wednesday 14 October 2020

The World Health Organization acknowledged that “The 2019-nCoV outbreak and response has been accompanied by a massive ‘infodemic’ … that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it”. We will discuss the tools developed at QCRI to provide support towards addressing this problem and information manipulation in general in the context of social media and traditional media outlets.

Chord Signaling

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Professor Amin Shokrollahi introduces a new modulation scheme for chip-to-chip communication known as 'chordal codes'.