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October 2020

The Seasonal Curse of Artificial Intelligence

October 1,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Current generation machine learning and pattern recognition algorithms have made impressive leaps in performance across application domains by exploiting correlations in Big Data. As we identify weaknesses and limitations in current AI, will we once again fall victim to the seasonal curse of AI?

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Making Space: Women Who Have Shown Us the Stars

October 10,11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

Throughout history, women have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to astronomy through their work to disseminate observations and discoveries with visualizations and publications. Join astrophysicist and science communicator Dr. Héloïse Stevance and Linda Hall Library’s new assistant curator of rare books and manuscripts Dr. Jamie Cumby to discover and celebrate the important contributions women past and present have made to astronomy, including highlights from the Library’s extensive astronomical collection.

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Communicating with Robots: Towards Complex Language in Partially Observed Environments

October 15,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

The ability for people to communicate with machines simply and seamlessly is becoming ever more critical, but how do scientists build machines capable of navigating the complexities of human language?

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Science Matters Lunch & Learn: Astronomy – What’s Up in the Sky for 2021

October 21,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

The year 2021 promises some great stargazing opportunities, with chances to see comets, dying stars, galaxies and of course the planets! Join Dan Johnson, long-time amateur astronomer, member of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City, and volunteer instructor at the Powell Observatory, to find out what you can expect to see in the night sky with a small telescope in the coming year.

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Astronomy – What’s Up in the Sky for 2021

October 21,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

The year 2021 promises some great stargazing opportunities, with chances to see comets, dying stars, galaxies and of course the planets! Join Dan Johnson, long-time amateur astronomer, member of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City, and volunteer instructor at the Powell Observatory, to find out what you can expect to see in the night sky with a small telescope in the coming year.

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