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Associate Professor Ali Knott joins Soul Machines
for the next two years ...Read More

Associate Professor Ali Knott will spend the next two years working at a newly-formed AI company based in Auckland, Soul Machines. The company was launched yesterday: it's a commercial spin-off of Mark Sagar's Laboratory for Animate Technologies at Auckland University. Soul Machines will build simulated computer agents, using novel computer graphics and AI technologies.

The AI approach is novel in using biologically-inspired neural networks as a core technology, and in 'starting from scratch', by focussing on modelling how babies learn about the world around them. Ali has been collaborating with Mark since 2014, as part of his ongoing Marsden project on language and sensorimotor cognition.

For more information, you can read a piece on the company in yesterday's NZ Herald, or listen to a piece that ran on National Radio this afternoon.

NodeMCU Workshop - for year 7 and up
School children - learn about the 'Internet of Things' ...Read More

Learn about the rapidly expanding field of 'Internet of Things' with the NodeMCU board. We will provide all the basics you need to start your own projects! You will learn how to set up an electronic circuit, program it to sense and respond, and eventually upload your data onto the internet. There are many different applications for this kind of technology; you could have a self-watering plant or a website showing you the temperature in your home.

We will provide all the equipment necessary, including computers, but you have the opportunity to buy the electronic board, sensors and components for around $20 at the end of the workshop so you can continue to play!

The workshop will run on the 8th and 9th of December in the Computer Science Department, from 9am - 4pm with a lunch break around 12pm - 1pm. It is open to year 7 and up. Each day is charged at $60; but we highly recommend you come for both days. The teaching ratio will be 1 to 5.

Please email if you are interested in signing up!

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