Bath Digital Festival 2019 is next week, bringing a variety of technology and science events to the South-West.
With over 80 events to choose from, which ones should you attend? Here are 4 talks that will help you envision and enthuse about our digital future, from computers recognising emotions to how AI will affect the workplace.
12pm – 12:45pm, Friday 25th October 2019
Perfect for: Anyone who wants to discover how AI will affect the workforce
The advent of AI has left many wondering: are humans obsolete soon? What can I do at work that will not be automated?
This talk will explore how humans can use AI and advances in Psychology and Neuroscience to understand better what makes the human mind so unique, and what we all bring to the table – in our own individual way
3pm – 3:45pm, Friday 25th October 2019
Perfect for: The tech curious
As machine vision has rapidly improved in recent years, there has been a surge in applications of this technology to the human face. It can detect facial expressions such as happiness, sadness, anger, and fear.
In this talk, we will cover the technical details of how cutting edge technologies like facial recognition software work, and discuss some of the potential uses and misuse.
11am – 11:40am, Friday 25th October 2019
Perfect for: Anyone interested in psychology and VR
Virtual reality technology is still sparse in most mainstream care environments. Jed Brown’s research has been focused on “What’s holding us back from implementing VR treatments more widely?” A year on, he believes that he understands part of the problem, and perhaps more importantly, part of the solution.
12pm – 2pm, Thursday 24th October 2019
Perfect for: Parents looking to re-enter the workforce
Learn about how you can transform your creativity and problem-solving skills into a Digital Career. We will be helping parents and career movers matching their skills to jobs alongside The Factory, Mayden Academy and ADLIB.