Directory of Outreach and Public Engagement activities 2019

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  Name Activity Date Venue Audience
January Perdita Stevens Founders4Schools: Skills 4.0 - How languages have helped my career 09/01/19 Online School kids
  Heather Yorston Maths workshop for S3 pupils (co-ordinated by the School of Maths) 14-15/01/19   36 S3 pupils from around Edinburgh
  Hsiu-Chin Lin Science Saturday at the National Museum of Scotland 19/01/19 NMS general
  EdIntelligence, Kami Vaniea We Need to Talk about AI: AI, Big Data and Me 24/01/19 Informatics Forum General
February Naomi Saphra The Bright Club: Paying the Panopticon 26/02/19 The Stand General
March EdIntelligence, Ram Ramamoorthy We Need to Talk about AI: Future of Work 12/03/19 Informatics Forum General
  Austin Tate Invited talk for the Robots Exhibition 28/03/19 National Museum of Scotland NMS Patrons
April Sabine Weber Stand up set at the PyData MeetUp 04/04/19 Solar Winds Offices Industry Data Scientists
  Kate McCurdy ChatSci: informal talk about NLP 10/04/19 The Raging Bull Pub General
  Larisa Stoltzfus EISF: Build a computer workshop (organised by EPCC) 17-20/04/19 National Museum of Scotland Ages 8-12
  Zhibin (Alex) LI EISF: The Robotarium - drop-in 11-15/04/19 National Museum of Scotland All Ages
  D K Arvind EISF: Every Breath You Take 07/04/19 NMS, Auditorium Ages 14+
  James Garforth EISF: Where the Hell is My Hoverboard? 08/04/19 Pleasance: Cabaret Bar  Ages 14+
  Adam Lopez EISF: Inside Google Translate 10/04/19 Pleasance: Lomond Room   Ages 14+
  Paul Patras EISF: Health Trackers: Help Or Hindrance 13/04/19 Pleasance: Quaker Studio Ages 14+
  Aciel Eshky Women in Data Science (WiDs) conference: panel discussion 15/04/19 Amazon Development centre General (64 attendees)
  Kami Vaniea

How Smart are Smart Devices?

21/04/19 NMS, The Auditorium Ages 14+
  EdIntelligence, Ram Ramamoorthy We Need to Talk about AI: Autonomous weapons 29/04/19 Informatics Forum/online stream General
May Perdita Stevens Talk about software engineering 01/05/19 St John's Primary, Portobello P6-P7 pupils
  Various Robots Exhibition 18/01-05/05 National Museum of Scotland General
  Volker Seeker, Heather Yorston Informatics module in S1 programme for pupils (with the Widening Participation team) 03/05/19 Informatics Forum/Appleton Tower S1 pupils from Leith Academy and Liberton High
  Dave Robertson, Alan Bundy Pint of Science: How AI became Seriously Useful and not a Threat to Humanity 21/05/19 32 Below General
  Barbara Webb, Ram Ramamoorthy, Vaishak Bell Pint of Science: Adventures with a robot 22/05/19 32 Below General
June Kami Vaniea, Perdita Stevens, Adam Lopez, Guido Sanguinetti, Heather Yorston Sutton Trust Summer School 25-28/06/19 Informatics Forum/Appleton Tower S5/Y11 pupils
July Ram Ramamoorthy Manchester International Festival: Interdependence 20/07/19 Home, Manchester General
September Pavlos Andreadis, Kobi Gal Edinburgh University Debates Union's Chamber Debate: Should we fear AI? 08/09/19 Teviot Debating Hall General, mostly University of Edinburgh students
  Amna Shahab Explorathon 2019 28/09/19 Whale Arts General
October Ursula Martin Ada Lovelace Day talk: The scientific life of Ada Lovelace 08/10/19 Informatics Forum General
  Amos Storkey, Robin Hill We Need to Talk about AI: Fears and Dreams of Intelligent Machines 09/10/19 Appleton Tower General 
  Ram Ramamoorthy New Scientist Live 10-13/10/19 ExCel London General
  Julian Bradfield Studium Day at Winchester College: Turing and the Halting Problem talk 16/10/19 Winchester College Pupils
  Vaishak Belle Academics Unplugged: Artificial Intelligence versus Us: building explainability and ethical responsibility into automated systems 24/10/19 JCMB, King's Buildings Staff and students on KB campus
Ongoing James Owers Social Mobility Foundation Ongoing - Mentoring a student with a disadvantaged background
  Kartic Subr Tomorrow's Computer Scientists Ongoing - Project aimed at target schools students includes: workshops for teachers, demos for students
  Ursula Martin Ada Lovelace Project Ongoing - Various events around the book  about Ada Lovelace that Ursula co-authored