Thursday December 5th – Friday December 6th 2019
The Merchant's House of Glasgow
On Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December 2019, the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents (SOCIAL CDT) is hosting a Project Writing Event to bring together experts in artificial intelligence. The event is an opportunity for an interdisciplinary mix of academics from the University of Glasgow and industry partners to network and create project proposals for a new cohort of applicants to SOCIAL CDT joining in 2020.
Attendees are invited to attend both days of the event to maximise exposure to new opportunities (or a Thursday or Friday session only) through a full programme of introductions, networking and project writing. Please also join us for a complimentary dinner on Thursday 5th December at 6.30pm, open to those attending any day of activities.
The Centre for Doctoral Training model aligns university-based postgraduate studies with industry-inspired objectives to train researchers in a broad range of research and project management skills within in niche field of specialisation. To achieve this, potential applicants to the SOCIAL CDT programme select a project designed through consultation with academics and industry at this event.
The CDT in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents (http://social-cdt.org) is a partnership between the University of Glasgow (School of Computing Science, School of Psychology, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, School of Business, School of Critical Studies and School of Engineering) and 16 industrial partners (BRAIQ, Context-Scout, Dimensional Imaging, Dyson, FLASH Robotics, Furhat Robotics, Micro-phonics, Microsoft, Neurodata-Lab, PolyAI, Qumodo, Rakuten, Schlumberger, SICSA, Telefonica, The Data Lab). The CDT will train the next generation of experts in Artificial Social Intelligence, the AI domain aimed at making machines capable of interacting with their users like people do with one another.
Thursday, December 5th 2019
Ends: Friday, December 6th 2019 at 5:00pm
Bookings close: December 4th 2019
The Merchant's House of Glasgow is located at 7 West George Street, close to George Square and Glasgow City Chambers.
To read more about this 400-year old institution, please see: https://www.merchantshouse.org.uk/history
On Thursday 5th Dec, we will be hosting attendees for dinner at 6.30pm in nearby Arta on 62 Albion Street walking distance from the Merchant's House, just behind the City Chambers in Glasgow's Merchant City area.
Merchant's House is directly across from Glasgow Queen Street Station (which receives trains from Edinburgh and the North): https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/stations-and-facilities/glq
Attendees arriving from Glasgow Central Station (where West Coast trains terminate) can take the Station Link bus (No. 398) from outside Central Station to Glasgow Queen Street for free by presenting their train ticket (journey time 5-10 minutes): https://www.scotrail.co.uk/sites/default/files/assets/download_ct/398-Scotrail-Timetable.pdf
Glasgow's main bus station, Buchanan Bus station, is to the rear of Glasgow Queen Street Station and is included in the Station Link bus (No. 398) above: http://www.spt.co.uk/bus/bus-stations/buchanan-bus-station/
As a major landmark, George Square has multiple local bus stops, including the services 38A/B/C/E, 57, 19, 6A, X2, X19, etc. Please explore the interactive Google map below by clicking on the blue bus icons for further information.
The 500 Airport Express bus to and from Glasgow Airport can also be picked up around George Square, and is the most direct public transport link to the airport, departing every 10 minutes: https://www.firstgroup.com/greater-glasgow/routes-and-maps/glasgow-airport-express
Glasgow has two airports - Glasgow International and Prestwick - with Glasgow International (GLA) being the closest and most convenient option, connected to the city centre by the 500 Airport Express bus: https://www.glasgowairport.com/