Salon: Innovate

Date:Thu 21 Mar
Time:6.30 - 8.30pm
Price:£5 including a drink

Salon is a new project produced by Cambridge Junction. The concept is to hold space for the exchange and sharing of new ideas between people working in the arts, games, digital media and technology, research and academia. Our hope is to help foster cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration. At each event there will be a series of short presentations, discussion and sharing using a form of Open Space technology, and a chance to network with a bunch of interesting and interested people.

Rachel Drury is the co-founder and Director of Collusion, a not for profit arts organisation working at the intersection of arts, technology and human interaction She is a creative producer, fundraiser and strategist. For 15 years, Rachel worked at a senior level for Arts Council England contributing to strategic developments such as the shared prospectus with EEDA and national programmes including The Space. Since leaving in 2013, she's raised in excess of £2.5m for a range of arts projects, including developing and delivering Sonic Pi:Live & Coding with Cambridge Junction, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and University of Cambridge.  

Rachael Inglis and Emily Fisk work at the Cambridge Science Centre: an educational charity aiming to spark scientific curiosity within every child through interactive, hands-on activities. Rachael is the Head of Research and Evaluation, whilst Emily is part of the Science Communicators team. They will describe how the centre is using the latest educational research to inform innovative practice in an informal science learning environment.

Dr Sally Epstein, Senior Machine Learning Engineer, Cambridge Consultants
Sally Epstein is a Senior Machine Learning Engineer for Cambridge Consultants where she drives core R&D into state-of-the-art AI. Based at the company’s Digital Greenhouse AI research labs, Sally is focused on developing novel approaches to deep learning and working with major clients to transform diverse organisations and markets across the world. Sally has significant experience in presenting these technologies to varying audiences, demystifying AI and illustrating the practical potential of deep learning. Before joining Cambridge Consultants, Sally was Subject Matter Expert at Darktrace, a company that leverages deep leaning to help organizations defend against the most sophisticated cyber-threats. Sally holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in biomedical engineering from Kings' College London.

This is being presented as part of the Cambridge Science Festival

* Ticket price includes a free drink.

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Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

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