Open Call for New Talent Residencies

The Watershed’s New Talent Residencies programme is open for applications. New Talent Residencies We have three New Talent Residencies available and are looking for ambitious practitioners with ideas for creative technology projects. You could be just starting out, changing career direction, or looking to return from a career break. With space to work within the […]

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New PhD studentships at DCRC! – Starting in October 2017

12 National Productivity Investment Fund PhD studentships – Starting in October 2017 The 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training – a partnership between UWE Bristol, Plymouth and Falmouth Universities – has been awarded 12 fully-funded PhD studentships from the National Productivity Investment Fund to begin on 1 October 2017. The studentships cover fees plus an annual […]

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Girls & Robots: Reflections on the Being Human Festival

In March 2016, Microsoft released a chatbot called Tay. Designed to replicate the language patterns of a 19-year-old American girl, Tay joined Twitter in a PR move that was meant to illustrate the promise of social learning in robots. Instead, Tay began to respond to deliberately offensive tweets, and within 24 hours Tay’s tweets, too, […]

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