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BBC Radio Wales : Science Cafe @ ALIA

Coverage of the ALIA conference : This week Adam Walton checks out advances in robotics and artificial intelligence as Welsh experts meet in Bangor. From robot penguins used to collect information about the real thing, to armed drones being deployed against ISIS in Iraq, this science field has been much in the news recently. Increasingly this technology will have wider repercussions for society and the economy. Apple, Amazon and Google are all investing heavily in research, and scientists in Wales are keen to showcase their work. So Adam pays a visit to the Artificial Life and Intelligent Agents Symposium, held in Bangor’s Reichel Hall. There he learns more about drones that can do good; immersive computer games –  and how futuristic technology is helping to preserve our past. -Link

Various: College claims world first with Facebook photography course

A COLLEGE in North Wales has snapped up what it believes is the world’s first Facebook course. Coleg Harlech Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is using the social networking site to deliver a course on digital photography. The course provides an introduction to photographic techniques and examines compositional rules, with students encouraged to post their work on-line. The pilot scheme has been such a success, Coleg Harlech WEA has applied for grant funding to widen the courses it can offer through Facebook as a “hybrid learning platform.” -Link1 -Link2 -Link3 -Link4

Daily Post: Student Organised Conference

The event, Creative Technologies Within The Welsh Environment, is being held on Tuesday. Organiser Chris Headleand, a lecturer at the college as well as managing director of web and social media company Ogwen Publishing, said: “We have picked people for their expertise in their field and for their connections with business. -Link1 -Link2