Science in the City has shifted to a virtual format this year. And while we will miss showcasing our work and have people engage with our research in person, this year does offer us an opportunity to settle down and do a more focussed activity: The Learn to Machine Learn through Games WorkshopThe Learn to Machine Learn through Games Workshop on the 14th November at 16:00.
The Institute of Digital Games, as part of their ongoing work in LearnML, will be organising a workshop where students (aged 10-16) will have their scientific curiosity stimulated through the use of games. The Institute of Digital Games does cutting edge research on Artificial Intelligence and Game-based learning and in this workshop students will be led through a number of activities where we use a research-based approach to explore learning through games. Children will learn about Artificial Intelligence through playing games, starting with an understanding of process on a high level and the accompanying biases to some exploration of training algorithms.
The workshop will start with several short activities to engage children with questions and feedback and, of course, there will be games to play. These games will introduce the participants to the basic concepts of AI and Machine learning and they will also develop AI prediction models!
They will also get to peek under the hood of AI machines, related to speech recognition and web crawling.
Science in the City is yearly science festival that showcases the newest research in ways you never would have imagined. This year’s festival is themed ‘Engage, Empower, Enable’ and explores how we can all use science to improve ourselves and the world we live in.
There is something for everyone, with animal-inspired jazz concerts, online escape rooms, science theatre, experiments and plenty more!