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Real People Behind Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:30

Hosted by the Alan Turing Institute following on from the Automating the Crowd research workshop Artificial intelligence surrounds us, some automation we’re aware of: assembly line workers replaced by machines, or drones delivering packages ordered online. Other automation is more hidden: algorithms which decide who should...

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Generative Adversarial Networks Experimentation Lab

Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 11:30 to 15:30

This workshop will explore what images produced by Generative Adversarial Networks can tell us about how algorithms affect ways of seeing.

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Reuse, Recycling and Ownership in Ancient Egypt: framing our understanding

A workshop examining ancient Egyptian concepts of use, reuse and ownership, which have emerged from CT scanning and X radiography.

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Using Images at Scale to Understand Environments and Behaviours

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 - 11:30 to 15:30

In this workshop we discuss the Cambridge research that uses Google Street View to estimate cycling levels, and satellite data to estimate motor vehicle volume, in addition to discussing the issues of consent, data ownership, and validity that working with these emerging forms of data raises. Convenors: James Woodcock /...

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From sources to data: historical people in the digital archive

Wednesday, 4 July, 2018 - 11:00 to 14:00

The creation of digital archives and editions of historical texts opens up new possibilities for the creation of structured data on human populations of the past. This workshop aims to open up the journey from archival sources to data to critical scrutiny from a range of different disciplines, with a specific focus on the...

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Social Network Analysis in Social Media

Monday, 11 June, 2018 - 11:30 to 15:30

Led by Dr Hugo Leal (CRASSH) This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to the field of Social Network Analysis, giving participants the opportunity to “learn by doing” the process of network data collection and analysis. After being introduced to the basic concepts, the participants will have the opportunity to...

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Lenses or Mirrors? How Algorithms Affect Ways of Seeing Race and Gender

Monday, 21 May, 2018 - 12:00 to 16:00

Co-organised with Power and Vision research group at CRASSH How does online behaviour feed the construction of our digital selves? In what ways do algorithmic curation processes identify, modulate, and reconstruct identity, through the juxtaposition of digital media? How do they reproduce, reinforce or challenge existing...

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Scores of Scores: possibilities and pitfalls with musical corpora

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

Organisation Committee: Mark Gotham, Ian Cross (Faculty of Music) Michael Simmons (Cambridge Big Data) Anne Alexander, John Rink (Cambridge Digital Humanities) Welcome to ‘Scores of Scores’: an event with a difference that combines elements of a conference, workshop, hackathon, and ‘encodathon’. The unusual format is...

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Machine Reading the Archive 2018: end-of-programme showcase

Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 11:30 to 15:30

This public workshop will mark the end of the 2018 programme of Machine Reading the Archive, a digital methods development programme organised by Cambridge Digital Humanities with the support of the Isaac Newton Trust and the Researcher Development Fund. It will showcase the digital archive projects created by our cohort...

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Automatic Text Recognition: Diving into the background

Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 - 11:00 to 13:00

Speaker: Professor Roger Labahn (University of Rostock, READ project ) Automatic Text Recognition (ATR) is increasingly becoming an essential core component of application software in Digital Humanities. After years of working with "classical" OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to printed texts, we are now seeing...

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