Other events in York

To the future... and beyond!

Past event - 2018
15 May Doors open 7 pm
event 7:30-9:30pm
Sutlers Bar 54-56 Fossgate,
York YO1 9TF

How does sound influence our emotions whilst driving?

Duncan Williams (Researcher, Digital Creativity Labs, University of York)
Driving can be thrilling, terrifying, or mundane, depending on who, how, and when you ask. The same can be said for our experiences with sound and music.
Electric vehicles are creating unexpected sound worlds - especially in urban environments - that offer rewards and challenges for drivers, passengers, and other road users. This talk outlines recent research on some of our psychophysiological responses to sound in the context of driving, and considers how we might implement creative solutions to “[the problem of] silent speed… a totally new concept for today's drivers.”

Artificial Intelligence and Video Games

Hendrik Baier (Researcher, Digital Creativity Labs, University of York)
Artificial intelligence and machine learning have seen dramatic successes. Computers can increasingly perceive, learn, decide, and act on their own. But why do we let them play games? Why are tech giants such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and IBM working on AI for Minecraft, Dota 2, and old Atari games? Why are leading research groups, including Digital Creativity Labs in York, interested in real-time strategy, first-person shooters, or Super Mario? This talk will explain some exciting things AI can do for games, and games can do for AI - from AlphaGo to StarCraft and beyond.