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Artificial Intelligence versus Us: building explainability and ethical responsibility into automated systems; Dr Vaishak Belle

Artificial Intelligence provides many opportunities to improve modern society, and it has enjoyed significant investment globally. Indeed, discovering patterns and structures in data in an automated…

From  Stuart Dunbar on October 25th, 2019 0 likes 11 plays 0  

Lab-grown human eggs; Prof Evelyn Telfer

2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the birth of the first IVF baby and since then there have been over 8 million babies born through IVF. There have been many developments in the area of Assisted…

From  Stuart Dunbar on March 1st, 2019 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Learning from Vikings: archaeological lessons for 21st century climate change adaptation

The end of Norse Greenland is an iconic example of societal collapse, but how can we use this, and other ‘completed experiments’ from the past to inform contemporary debates about the…

From  Stuart Dunbar on December 7th, 2018 0 likes 49 plays 0  

Inaugural Lecture of Professor Jason Reese, Regius Professor of Engineering "A World in a Grain of Sand" (Audio MP3 only)

The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Jason Reese, Regius Professor of Engineering was held at 5.30pm on Wednesday, 30th May 2018 in the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre (formerly known as the George…

From  Billy Rosendale on June 4th, 2018 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Inaugural Lecture of Professor Jason Reese, Regius Professor of Engineering "A World in a Grain of Sand"

The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Jason Reese, Regius Professor of Engineering was held at 5.30pm on Wednesday, 30th May 2018 in the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre (formerly known as the George…

From  Billy Rosendale on June 4th, 2018 0 likes 123 plays 0  

Catching Cosmic Cataclysms: the new field of gravitational wave astronomy

On September 14th 2015, LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) instruments detected gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger. This was the first ever direct observation…

From  Stuart Dunbar on April 9th, 2018 1 likes 15 plays 0