Machine Learning Zone Report

Read the report: Machine Learning Zone Report – November 2019 [PDF] The Machine Learning Zone was supported by the University of Oxford. In this activity, students connected with University of Oxford researchers working on things like how to make sure robots don’t crash into each other when they can’t talk to each other, why human brains are so good at learning, the ethical issues of robots working in hospitals and health care, and making computers that can learn to spot patterns in genetic data. This zone saw an increase in students logged in and questions asked than the previous I’m a Researcher activity, Curiosity Carnival, in 2017. Students had lots of questions about careers and education in particular, including questions about studying and working at the University of Oxford. Students from schools across England connected with nine researchers at the University of Oxford: Yee Whye Teh, who won this zone, … Continue reading

Posted on January 15, 2020 by modjen in Evaluation, News, Zone report | Comments Off on Machine Learning Zone Report

Curiosity Zone Report

The Curiosity Zone was the first zone of I’m a Researcher, Get me out of here. It was funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, which is an EU funding programme to support research careers. The Zone ran for three weeks, connecting secondary school students in Oxfordshire with 22 researchers from the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University. The aim was to engage students with the wide variety of local researchers and to encourage students to attend to the live final at the Curiosity Carnival on 29th September. In total, researchers from different disciplines answered 133 approved questions sent in by students in ASK and, there were 14 live chats with classes. The majority of the students who took part were in Science classes. There were also Geography and Psychology classes who contributed 30% of the total questions in ASK. The majority of the activity took … Continue reading

Posted on November 9, 2017 by modmichaela in Evaluation, News, Zone report | Comments Off on Curiosity Zone Report