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Designing robots that care (plus links to related careers)
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Designing robots that care (plus links to related careers)

An article from Nicola Plant about ways of making social robots more sociable which links to a related EPSRC project about a tablet-based AI tool for people with...

AMPER: AI helping future you remember past you
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AMPER: AI helping future you remember past you

Research to develop a new AI tool to help people with dementia to remember, and gain confidence. Also includes some suggested classroom activities and examples...

Singing bird – a human choir, singing birdsong
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Singing bird – a human choir, singing birdsong

Dawn Chorus: Marcus Coates and Geoff Sample recorded birdsong, then slowed it down and got people to sing it (then sped it up again!).

Eggheads: helping us to visualise objects and classes
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Eggheads: helping us to visualise objects and classes

by Daniel Gill, Queen Mary University of London Past CS4FN articles have explored object-oriented programming through self-aware pizza and Strictly Come Dancing...

Ethics – What would you do? Part 2: answers
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Ethics – What would you do? Part 2: answers

Answers to our ethical dilemma quiz from yesterday.

Ethics – What would you do?
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Ethics – What would you do?

An ethical dilemma quiz with answers coming tomorrow.

Equality, diversity and inclusion in the R Project: collaborative community coding & curating with Dr Heather Turner
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Equality, diversity and inclusion in the R Project: collaborative community coding & curating with Dr Heather Turner

Find out about Dr Heather Turner's EPSRC project to increase diversity and representation in software (R programming language) and about the role of Research Software...

Tonight, 8pm on BBC Four – the first of three Christmas Lectures for young people on Artificial Intelligence
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Tonight, 8pm on BBC Four – the first of three Christmas Lectures for young people on Artificial Intelligence

If you're near a television or computer at 8pm you can watch the first of this year's Christmas Lectures, all about artificial intelligence.

CS4FN Advent Calendar – Day 25 bonus Christmas crackers: have you ever seen this cracker joke?
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CS4FN Advent Calendar – Day 25 bonus Christmas crackers: have you ever seen this cracker joke?

If you’re pulling a Christmas cracker today look out for this now famous but fairly puzzling ‘joke’ – Q: What kind of cough medicine does Dracula take?A: Con medicine...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 23: Father Christmas – checking his list, spotting the errors
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 23: Father Christmas – checking his list, spotting the errors

Our CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar has now been running for 23 days! That’s one post every single day, matching a computing-themed blog post to the image...

CS4FN Advent 2023: wreaths and rope memory – weave your own space age computer
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CS4FN Advent 2023: wreaths and rope memory – weave your own space age computer

Each day throughout December (until Christmas Day) we’ll be publishing a computing-themed blog post suggested by the picture on the front of our Advent Calendar...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 21: stars and celestial navigation
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 21: stars and celestial navigation

Every day from the 1st to the 25th of December this blog will publish a Christmas Computing post, as part of our CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar. On the...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 19: jingle bells or warning bells? Avoiding computer scams
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 19: jingle bells or warning bells? Avoiding computer scams

It’s Day 19 of the CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar. Every day throughout Advent we’ll be doing our best to publish a computing-themed post that relates...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 18: cracker or hacker? Cyber security
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 18: cracker or hacker? Cyber security

It’s Day 18 of the CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar. We’ve been posting a computing-themed article linked to the picture on the ‘front’ of the advent calendar...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 17: pocket-switching networked reindeer
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 17: pocket-switching networked reindeer

Gosh, Christmas is just around the corner! It’s Day 17 of the CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar and we’ve posted a blog post every day since 1 December,...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 16: candy cane or walking aid: designing for everyone, human computer interaction
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 16: candy cane or walking aid: designing for everyone, human computer interaction

Welcome to Day 16 of the CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar in which we’re posting a blog post every day in December until (and including) Christmas Day....

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 15: a candle: optical fibre, optical illusions
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 15: a candle: optical fibre, optical illusions

After yesterday’s tinsel image inspiring a cable / broadband speeds themed post, today’s CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar picture of a candle has of course...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 14: Why is your internet so slow + a festive kriss-kross puzzle
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 14: Why is your internet so slow + a festive kriss-kross puzzle

Today’s CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar is showing a picture of shiny tinsel, which reminds me a bit of computer cables. At least, enough to theme this...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 13: woolly hat: warming versus cooling
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 13: woolly hat: warming versus cooling

Welcome to Day 3 of the CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar. The picture on the ‘box’ was a woolly bobble / pom-pom hat, so let’s see if we can find something...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 12: Computer Memory – Molecules and Memristors
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 12: Computer Memory – Molecules and Memristors

Computer memory molecular style, memristors, maths puzzle answer and a “20 questions” activity Remember remember the 24th of December – as that’s the day to hang...
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