The First of Many – publishing your first academic papers as a PhD researcher19th November 2021
Since November 2020, Evy van Weelden is a PhD researcher at the Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence at Tilburg University. Recently she published her first two papers, at two different scientific conferences, and presented her work at both of them. We had a chat about the first year of the PhD trajectory, interdisciplinary research, and publishing your work for the first time.
From kitchen table conversations to the future of AI - The AI Forward Forum25th October 2021
We all know those great conversations between friends where you set the world to rights together. You were originally just talking about a book you read recently, and suddenly the conversation turns deep and philosophical. Maybe you are outside on a warm summer evening, gazing at the stars and discussing the universe. Or maybe you are sitting cozily at the kitchen table, with a good cup of hot chocolate on a cold Dutch evening, and you talk for hours about consciousness, the human brain, and the future of artificial intelligence.
The voice of the artist07th October 2021
There are two women on stage. Their faces look the same, they have the same haircut and wear the same glasses. Someone from the audience asks a question. One woman starts answering in French, closely followed by the other – but although their voices are the same, the second woman is speaking English. She is also two meters tall and has a clearly mechanical body. The first woman is ORLAN, a French contemporary artist. The second is ORLANOÏDE, her robot replica. In a collaboration with Science Gallery Dublin, they present a new addition to this work at Ars Electronica Festival 2021 – the robot speaks.