Bringing people together to talk about Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Systems.
Saturday 26th July 2014 between 10am and 6pm
Doors open at 9:30am
81 Newgate Street,
OS Grid Reference: TQ3206581328.
Nearest Tube Station is: St Pauls Tube Station (Central Line)
Free Tickets are no longer available. The waiting list is now closed, we are sorry that we have no more space. We are planning to document this event as much as we can, and we are also planning to put on another event next year. Want to help?
- Organiser & Co-founder
- Daniel Lewis
Unconference, Computational Intelligence, Fuzzy Set Theory, Fuzzy Logic, Fuzzy Systems, Artificial Neural Networks, Connectionist Systems, Evolutionary Computing, Genetic Algorithms, Genetic Programming, Memetic Algorithms, Autonomous Mental Development, Hybrid Intelligent Systems, Intelligent Systems Applications (Finance, Government, Telecommunications, Security, Open Data, Social Networking), Artificial General Intelligence, Futurism, Transhumanism, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Deep Learning.
What is an Unconference?
An unconference is an informal meeting driven by its participants. Unconferences are usually free to attend, they are largely self organising thanks to a passion for the topic. They will often have talks, discussions and how-to's, stalls and a good chance to do a bit of informal networking. They are not attached to any particular organisation, and are usually unrelated to each other.
Why do unconferences work?
What is a Computational Intelligence Unconference?
- Conferences are quite expensive for attendees, particularly for those who are self-employed, or are researchers or students with limited funding. An unconference is (usually) free for attendees, and also provides food & drink to the attendees, leaving only the cost of travel (and accommodation if applicable).
- Conferences mostly involve lecture-style sessions, with a short Q&A at the end. Some also have networking subevents. Talks at unconferences are informal, and either discussion-based or hands-on. Some talks are lecture-style talks, but their length is minimised, and in return there is more of a focus on equal-and-fair discussion. Focus is on maximising the amount of learning and networking that take place.
- A less rigid event structure seeks to stimulate discussion and provide an environment to nurture discussion in any direction that naturally progresses, for this unconference, this might be in terms of Computational Intelligence, or something else entirely.
- A free and open event seeks to draw in those who are curious about Computational Intelligence, and wish to learn more.
The Computational Intelligence Unconference UK is an informal meeting, in the United Kingdom, for like-minded people. An "unconference" tries to be almost opposite to a conference, it is informal and relaxed, it is about equal and fair discussions, and most importantly it is free (open to all, free to attend, and free food & drink).
Although the Computational Intelligence Unconference was co-founded by Daniel Lewis and Stephen Matthews, and the venue is sponsored by British Telecom (BT). The event will retain a grassroots approach, unattached to Daniel, Stephen and BT. This event is by and for each and every attendee of the unconference. In this respect, the unconference aims to be supportive and collaborative.
The Computational Intelligence Unconference UK will be an unconference for people involved in Computational Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems in general. There will be a particular focus on Fuzzy Set Theory / Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computing, but other areas of application such as Data Mining, Bioinformatics, Computational Finance, Statistics and Optimisation.
This year there will also be some strands of discussion on:
How to Help?
- Engineering Design and Green Technology
- Big Data, Data Science and "Deep Learning"
- Visionary technology, Futurism and Transhumanism
There are a few things we are in need of at the moment, can you help us out?
- Attendees: The more people that come, the better the event will be. Get your ticket now through EventBrite!
- Videoing and Documenting: We urgently need people to come and document the event, most importantly to video record the auditorium and media suite rooms, to be uploaded to YouTube. We are also happy for attendees to take still photos, and to write reviews in blogs and other news outlets. Contact Daniel if you are able to help!
- Marketing: If you can help us spread the word about the event, then please do. The Media Pack on our website should help you tag, link, promote, blog and micro-blog to your hearts content. The more interested people we have at the unconference the better.
- Spontaneity: If you're an attendee, then feel free to come along with sponteneity in mind. There will be chances to have some "soapbox" moments, short moments to talk about a project that you're working on to an audience and generate some discussion. We're open to other spontaneous sub-events too!
- Nominate: The UK Innovation Council will be announcing the results of three Artificial Intelligence Awards ("Coolest Project", "Coolest Startup" and "Most Influential Individual") at the unconference. Nominations, for UK-based AI-orientated individuals and projects, are now open on the UK Innovation Council website. (NOTE: As of 25th July the 2014 Award Nominations are now closed, and the winners have been chosen!)
If you would like to take part in any of the above, then please contact us by emailing the chief organiser (Daniel), and we'll be pleased to hear from you. The email address to use is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Tickets are no longer available. The waiting list is now closed, we are sorry that we have no more space. We are planning to document this event as much as we can, and we are also planning to put on another event next year. Want to help? |
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