Tutorials & Hackathon

The AI Systems for Society Tutorial and Hackathon takes place on Tuesday 18th April 2017. It starts at 2pm and the hackathon will finish by 8pm. There will be several tutorials and opportunities to try out software and write code. The theme of the tutorials is ‘building Artificially Intelligent (AI) systems to work within society’. This will be a deliberately relaxed, informal yet highly creative event. Participants can learn about leading edge AI projects from experts, and will have the opportunity to get hands on programming experience. During the hackathon participants will have access to the tutors and perhaps help them with their research!

This event is equally open to the public and AISB conference delegates. The Tutorial & Hackathon is a free event, but entry is by ticket only and numbers are limited, so please book early! To book please follow this link to the Eventbrite booking system https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ai-systems-for-society-tutorial-hackathon-tickets-32463756971.

Tutors

The tutors confirmed so far include:
  • Dr Virginia Dignum - Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology
  • Prof Antonis Kakas - Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus
  • Dr Loizos Michael - Assistant Professor at the Open University of Cyprus. Founder and Director of the Computational Cognition Lab, Cyprus
  • Rob Wortham - PhD Researcher at the University of Bath

Topics

The topics will include:
  • Tools to support and research the Process of Policy Making, creating Online Deliberation environments supported by AI.
  • Reactive Planning for Robotics and Agent Based Models – includes the opportunity to create and test code for a Simulation Tool and a Mobile Maker Robot.
  • Practical AI Transparency
  • The use of AI to create Filtering Policies in Natural Language environments such as Twitter
If you would like to take part in the hackathon, you should bring a laptop computer. There will be wifi and tables to work on, but please bring your laptop fully charged as power outlets may be limited.

If you would like to work with the reactive planning and the robot, you will need a Windows laptop, as some of the system is based on open source and will not work on a Mac.

Note that this event is not on campus, but at Revolution (upstairs) in the centre of Bath, ten minutes walk from Bath Spa train station.

Revolution
York Buildings
1 George St
Bath BA1 2EB

This page will be updated as further details become available.

Questions? Please contact the organiser, Rob Wortham