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An Algorithm a Day…

Step free access to venue and toilets. Toilets are gender neutral. There is also an accessible changing space with hoists.
Past event - 2024
13 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
One Strawberry Lane, One Strawberry Lane,
Newcastle NE1 4BX
…for work, rest and play!

Join us for an enlightening delve into how AI and algorithms get involved with our business and leisure activities. Learn about how AI can help grow and develop a business while remaining on the right side of the ethical argument. Then uncover the truth behind your step counter with a fascinating showdown of the accuracy of popular devices in monitoring physical activity, and the algorithms behind them. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the intersection of technology, ethics, and everyday life.

Humanity in the Age of AI: A Collaborative Approach

Salvia Mirza (Managing Director, Resonant Consulting)
As the founder of Resonant Consulting, I, Salvia Mirza, bring a vision for artificial intelligence that harmonizes with core human values. My engagements are not just talks but a journey into the practical application of AI in enhancing business growth, fostering innovation, and nurturing a culture of compassion. I share insights from my hands-on experience in leading a value-driven team, inviting dialogue on leveraging AI for transformative change. Join me in exploring how this technology can empower our collective future, grounded in ethical practices.
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These Algorithms Are Made For Walking, and That’s Just What They’ll Measure!

Chloe Hinchliffe (Research Associate, Newcastle University)
Emma Packer (PhD Student, Newcastle University)
How many steps have you taken today? These days, exercise doesn't count unless your smartphone has recorded your achievement, but which bit of tech is more accurate for monitoring your 10,000-step goal?
In a battle of the gadgets, you will discover how to get the most accurate recording of your walking activity and how we use these devices in our research. Together, we will explore the amazing algorithms these devices use and discover the truth of how everyone’s favourite Christmas presents are measuring your step count!
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