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Student winner – Machine Learning Zone

During the activity in November we asked the researchers and moderators to select the students who stood out for them: the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats. Well done to all of the students, and everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner. So, for fantastic engagement during the activity, for posting brilliant questions and comments, the student winner below will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. The student winner in Machine Learning Zone is… mjs11, Fitzharrys School, Abingdon

Posted on December 16, 2019 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Yee Whye!

Wow that was a very nice surprise! I had such a good time answering questions and chatting throughout the two weeks that it hadn’t occurred to me that there’s a prize to be won. I’m very glad that the students enjoyed interacting with me as much as I interacted with them.  I will use the prize money to encourage and enable the graduate students in my department to do outreach activities. Thank you for all the great questions, ranging from science – “Could it be possible to create a robot that learns?” to profound – “Do you think AI will eradicate us all?” to the everyday – “Do you like lasagna?”. The answer is yes for me for the last one btw! A big thank you also to the I’m a Researcher team who had everything running so smoothly and getting everybody together, as well as Mareli Grady, the outreach … Continue reading

Posted on November 29, 2019 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Yee Whye Teh Congratulations! The students chose Yee Whye as the Machine Learning Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all the researchers who took part.

Posted on November 22, 2019 by iarukadmin in News | Leave a comment

Join the second evening live chat tonight from 7-8pm!

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the researchers in the Machine Learning Zone!   Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! This is another chance for you to introduce your friends and family to the researchers you’ve been talking with in school, and for them to ask their own questions about artificial intelligence and machine learning,  and the researchers’ work and interests. It’s also an opportunity for the researchers to convince you to VOTE for them before the winner is announced tomorrow! How to join the evening chat Log in to the Machine Learning Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you tonight! ModJen and the Machine Learning Zone team

Posted on November 21, 2019 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

What’s happening in Machine Learning Zone, the online STEM engagement activity, this November

Over the last week, school students across the UK and researchers at the University of Oxford have been engaging online in the Machine Learning Zone. Together you’ve talked about: does technology benefit everyone equally can computers help sick people what else researchers think they could be could we rely on AI too much in the future how companies and the government might be watching will AI remove the whole idea of money biggest fears (basically spiders) will AI begin to feel, and feel angry about us And much, much more (what fruit or veg would YOU be?). See the researchers and schools taking part. In total, in the first seven days there’s been: 252 school students logging in to Machine Learning Zone 144 ASK questions from students sent to the 9 researchers 167 votes cast by students for their favourites almost uncountable number of conversations in the 10 live chats so far. There’s still much more … Continue reading

Posted on November 18, 2019 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

Join the evening live chat 7-8pm tonight!

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the researchers in the Machine Learning Zone!   Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! Why not introduce your friends and family to the researchers you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about artificial intelligence and machine learning, the researchers’ work and interests, or about science and engineering in general, the careers available and more… How to join the evening chat Log in to the Machine Learning Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you tonight! ModJen and the Machine Learning Zone team

Posted on November 14, 2019 by modjen in News | Leave a comment