University of Essex
University of Essex
This year’s Christmas lecture will take place on Monday 17 December 2012. Our Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall will come alive with demonstration-packed lectures that will examine the integration of engineering, computer programming and artificial intelligence revealing the current state of play in modern-day robotics. at University of Essex

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Christmas Lecture - "From Electrons to Thinking Machines"

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Event Summary:

This year’s Christmas lecture will take place on Monday 17 December 2012. Our Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall will come alive with demonstration-packed lectures that will examine the integration of engineering, computer programming and artificial intelligence revealing the current state of play in modern-day robotics.

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"From Electrons to Thinking Machines"

This year’s Christmas lecture hosted by the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering will take place on Monday 17 December 2012 at our Colchester Campus. Our Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall will come alive with demonstration-packed lectures that will examine the integration of engineering, computer programming and artificial intelligence revealing the current state of play in modern-day robotics.

We are encouraging secondary schools and sixth forms to bring along their students to this exciting event and compare the fantasy of science fiction to the reality of modern-day robotics. Please feel free to extend this invitation to parents and families who would also be most welcome.

The lectures will start at 12pm and consist of three interrelated themes: electronic feedback systems, artificial intelligence and robotic implementation, with hands on demonstrations and impressive audience participation throughout. The event will finish at 3pm.

This initiative is aimed at all age groups and a balanced combination of theory and practice promises a good introduction to the science underpinning this popular area.

A competition with prizes is also in place for those who listen carefully!

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 3 (Students aged 11-14)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

Institution Profile:

The University of Essex is home to the curious, brave and bold. We’re a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. We're a university going places with increasing numbers of students and one of the most international academic communities in the world.

We were named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 for our determination to do things differently and put student success at the centre of everything we do.

We’re proud to be gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and we're in the top 25 for research quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. We are also in the top 15 for the seventh year running in the National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction (2019, overall student satisfaction, English mainstream universities*).

We're committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. We put student success at the heart of our mission, supporting every student from every background to achieve outstanding outcomes; preparing our students to thrive in their future lives. We give our students genuine licence to take intellectual risks so that as well as learning how, they challenge why.

Our students are members of our university – for life. From their first contact with us, to beyond their graduation, students are active members of our mutually supportive community where they build friendships, develop interests and embrace values which transform their lives and careers and those of others. We offer an environment that reflects and supports our founding philosophy: an intimate yet genuinely international setting that fuses ideas, cultures and a breadth of perspectives, where internationalism is central to who we are and what we do.

At Essex, our students discover the world in one place; they develop a cultural sensitivity along with a genuine world view that prepares them for life as global citizens. We believe that curiosity can be as profound in creating change as experience, so at Essex, our students partner with academics, informing and actively participating in research. We equip our students with the skills to research, stimulate their curiosity to question conventional wisdom and nurture their desire to pursue new ideas; enduring life skills which prepare our students for personal and professional success.

If you give up at the first hurdle, Essex isn’t for you. If you are brave enough to have ideas and generous enough to share them, Welcome home.






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