posted by Shabnam Wasim, Puplic Engagement Officer, Dundee University
Cafe Science Dundee: Artificial Intelligence: Risks, Rewards and Science with Prof Geoff Barton
Venue/Address Medina Bar and Grill, 113 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DH
Date and time Monday 16 March 2020, 7pm
Computers that can learn are able to solve some problems that humans can’t. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used in research in Dundee and around the world. In Dundee, computers have helped us understand how cells in our body work, and how this can be applied in medicine.
But the stories we hear about AI are not always positive, with the use and misuse of personal data, for example the Cambridge Analytica scandal, generating lots of headlines. So what’s the real story?
This discussion with Prof Geoff Barton (University of Dundee) will showcase his research in biology and health, whilst considering the social challenges in how we use AI.
Join us at Café Science Dundee at Medina Bar and Grill, 113 Nethergate, Dundee on Monday 16 March, at 7pm. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Admission price Free, Non-bookable
Dundee Arts Café: Curious Creatives: Art from a Child’s Perspective with Dr Anna Robb
Venue/Address The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum, Albert Square, Dundee DD1 1DA
Date and time Tuesday 14 April 2020
There is growing concern that creative subjects such as art, music and drama are being side-lined in schools in favour of other subjects. However, creative education is also seen as a crucial step in developing skills in young children. This is especially relevant in the city of Dundee, where skilled creative people are needed to support our growing creative industries.
So how do we make sure arts education is delivered in a way that benefits children’s development?
Join us at Dundee Arts Café as Dr Anna Robb from the University of Dundee, explores including the voices of primary school children, when developing school lessons and careers advice for the future. This presentation will draw on research focused on young children’s experiences of visual art in the home and at school, as well as in the local community and across the city. Anna will give examples of how our relationships with school subjects, such as art, inform our identities from an early age.
Everyone is welcome. This event is free and booking is recommended. Places are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 5.15pm.
Admission price Free, Booking recommended at – www.uod.ac.uk/artscafeapr2020