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Multiscale Computation and Dynamic Attention in Biological and Artificial Intelligence

Biological and artificial intelligence (AI) are often defined by their capacity to achieve a hierarchy of short-term and long-term goals that require incorporating information over time and space at both local and global scales. More advanced forms of this capacity involve the adaptive modulation of integration across scales, which resolve computational inefficiency and explore-exploit dilemmas at the same time. Research in neuroscience and AI have both made progress towards understanding architectures that achieve this. The use and development of multiscale innovations in robotic agents, game AI, and natural language processing (NLP) are pushing the boundaries of AI achievements. By juxtaposing biological and artificial intelligence, the present work underscores the critical importance of multiscale processing to general intelligence, as well as highlighting innovations and differences between the future of biological and artificial intelligence.

Mon 03 May 2021, 16:00 | Tags: GRPNews

Does it pay to bet on your favourite to win? Evidence on experienced utility from the 2018 FIFA World Cup experiment

Using the 2018 FIFA World Cup as the setting for this exploratory study, the authors found substantial reluctance among England supporters to bet against the success of the England football team in the tournament. This decision not to offset a potential loss through hedging did not pay off in people's happiness following an England win. However, it was associated with a sharp decrease in people's happiness following an England loss, which was a similar experience among subjects who were randomly assigned to bet for an England win. Post-match happiness was relatively more stable among those who chose to hedge or were randomly allocated to hedge. We conclude that people do not hedge enough partly because they tend to overestimate the expected diagnostic cost of betting against their social identity, while underestimate the negative emotional impact from betting on their favourite to win when they did not win.

 

Mon 26 Apr 2021, 18:19

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Connecting Culture GRP is looking for new leads!

Deadline for expressing your interest is Monday 16 May 2022. Click here for full details

Tue 29 Mar 2022, 11:21 | Tags: GRPNews


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Getting Creative with Sustainability

The call will support short knowledge exchange projects between UoW researchers working on sustainability in its broadest sense, regional organisations and local creatives. It builds upon the Sustainable Coventry and Warwickshire Symposium and the success of the collaborative Coventry CreatesLink opens in a new window projects between researchers and creatives.
These are innovative ways to build relationships whilst creating an artistic commission and exploring UoW research. With funds for student projects available, local organisations can benefit from access to research expertise, building relationships with UoW and the local creative sector, a creative commission and small student projects, e.g., analysis of data sets, advice on collecting data etc.
Please see here for further information Getting Creative with Sustainability (warwick.ac.uk)Link opens in a new window

Key Dates:
Call open: 10am Monday 31st January
Call closes: 10am Friday 18th February
  • Applicants informed early March and brief collaboration agreements put in place/Ts and Cs accepted.
  • Projects officially commence in April and complete early-mid July
  • R&IS will coordinate payments to creatives/creative organisations
  • Short project report/feedback forms, one for each party in the collaboration – circulated mid-June and returned mid-August.

Lecture - Our Future Innovators

Listen to Maggie Philbin, Co Founder of charity TeenTech, hosting an insightful and innovative Christmas Lecture that took place on 9th December 2021.
Opening and welcome note from Margot James, CEO, WMG.

Visit the Transport Museum from 17th December 2021 to see the creations from the preceding project with Teen Tech City of Tomorrow, a collaboration between WMG Outreach, Innovative Manufacturing and Future Materials Global Research Priorities and local primary schools in Coventry.
You will find the exhibition in the Community space, Transport Museum. Don't forget if you live in Coventry you can apply for a Go-CV card!


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West Midlands Academic Health Science Network - May Update

Welcome to the May WMAHSN Update

We have a new-look newsletter to bring you the best in news, project spotlights, events, and more. See what's coming up in May...

Wed 04 May 2022, 11:08 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

Understanding how to stop ice growth with amino acids

The GibsonGroup, working with the Sosso Group in chemistry have demonstrated that simple amino acids can slow the recrystallisation of ice. Ice recrystallisation inhibition (IRI) is normally associated with ice binding proteins, but the team show that amino acids can also achieve this. Using a combination of experiments and modelling the importance of the structure of the amino acid is explored, and the relative role of ice binding investigated.

Read the paper here.

Tue 12 Apr 2022, 10:53 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP