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Miles Thorogood

The Information of Space

PRESENTED ON SEP 28, 2013
IN RICHMOND, BC @ VOL 3

Miles Thorogood explores how space provides information and can be interpreted by artists in different ways. This concept is the basis behind Audio Metaphor, a company which transforms text into soundscape composition. Miles describes some projects that have been done to create AI systems which mimic animal behaviour. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 23, 2014.

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More Human Than Human

BY TOBY BARNES
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 30, 2011

Toby Barnes discusses machine-learning and goes into depth on the development of robots and artificial intelligence. He speaks on the power of algorithms, and their application to finance, relationships, facial recognition, and what impact this technology will have on our societies. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 17, 2013.

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Ambient Intelligence

BY GRAMMENOS - ZABULIS
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 20, 2013

Dimitris Grammenos and Xenophon Zabulis are principal researchers at the Institute of Computer Science and Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (ICS-FORTH) and key members of its Ambient Intelligence Programme. In cooperation with scientific and technical personnel of ICS-FORTH, they study, design, and develop new Ambient Intelligence technologies, applications, systems, and environments. They present some of the interaction technologies developed in the context of ICS-FORTH’s Ambient Intelligence Programme and related applications.

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Dark Matter, to a music theory space.

BY JAIME LOBATO
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 03, 2013

Jaime Lobato talks about human echolocation as a genuine, unexplored skill related to the location and the form of objects in space by the reflections of sound (echo and reverb). It involves self-produced body sounds for spatial information. It is an ability that humans possess, and use in daily life unconsciously and consciously in some specific situations, but always discreetly. Usually developed to surprising levels by visually impaired.

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Startups in Space, Again

BY LUCAS BREMOND
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL @ AUTODESK POP-UP ON NOV 08, 2015

Spacecraft developer at Axelspace in Tokyo, Lucas Bremond catches us up on the accomplishments of the space programs of past and present, reminding us that many of historical cosmic triumphs were achieved with less computing power then that of our smartphones. He then turns our imaginations to the future, proposing a new age of space exploration where the playing field has been levelled, the barrier of entry lowered, an exciting new era of new inexpensive tech in space, which we can all potentially participate, and for the benefit of all.

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Kunstig intelligens

BY VILLADS CLAES
@ VOL 28 ON FEB 01, 2016

Villads Claes doesn't know a lot about artificial intelligence, but he's deeply fascinated by it. This presentation is his idea of how it would impact our everyday lives.

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Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information

BY PIETER FRANKEN
IN TOKYO

"It's a little bit like Google Street View, it's the same idea ...with radiation."


From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" Pieter Franken Presents Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information. In our technologically saturated age, it is hypothetically easy to share data instantaneously with others. After the Tohoku Earthquake, Pieter and what would eventually become the Safecast Team realized that information about the radiation levels couldn’t be spread as it didin’t exist. After connecting to minds, companies, and volunteers – both in Japan and abroad– an open-source system was developed that could quickly collect, record, and share radiation level information.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, March 11, 2016. 

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You Shouldn't Be Afraid on Artificial Intelligence

BY JASON NARADOWSKY
@ INSPIRED BY JAPAN – POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 23, 2016

Jason Naradowsky and Sebastian Riedel explain why we shoudn't be afraid of AI! Naradowsky and Riedel are passionate about bringing together those on the forefront in the field in Japan and the UK.

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Artificial Intelligence

BY JULES BROVONT
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2017

In Honor of World Science Day for Peace and Development:

"I don't know what the future of artificial intelligence is, I don't think anybody really does..."

In Artificial Intelligence from PechaKucha Night Madison, WI Vol. 21Jules Brovont will clear away some common misconceptions about what artificial intelligence is, what it isn't, and what its capabilities are. Are you already using AI without realizing it? Where is AI taking us as a society, and how is it already changing our lives? Jules will scratch the surface of these fundamental questions, and catch a glimpse of how this technology is already beginning to shake the foundation of our civilization.

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Accidental Intelligence

BY CHRIS DE JONG
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Fascinated with the evolution of neural networks and applied learning, Chris de Jong decided to create a twitter bot.

A project with unexpected results, this experiment taught him that creators need to be conscious of the biases that can be transferred and amplified through tech. and the resulting effects on society.