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Wednesday, 11/01/17
  • First Free Wednesday at Bay Area Discovery MuseumFirst Wednesdays are free for all at the Bay Area Discovery Museum
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • First Free Wednesday at UC Botanical GardenEvery first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Drive for the Nobel PrizeSince 2012 the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science have co-sponsored annual international symposiums on a variety of topics concerning research on Japan. This year the symposium, Drive for the Nobel Prize, will be examining Nobel-caliber research at Berkeley and in Asia.The ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Autonomy and fault diagnostics of nonlinear (real!) systems
    This seminar will discuss two different topics: unmanned system control and diagnostics, both of which are fundamentally related to autonomy.First, I will discuss some interesting aspects of dynamics and control of unmanned surface vehicles including the development of a novel control algorithm. Also discussed will be my experience with RobotX, ...
    Where:  Moss Landing Cost:  Free
  • Service Robots in Human Environments are here
    Steve Cousins is CEO of Savioke. He is passionate about building and deploying robotic technology to help people. Before founding Savioke, he was the President and CEO of Willow Garage, where he oversaw the creation of the robot operating system (ROS), the PR2 robot, and the open source TurtleBot. Steve ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Getting India Off the Coal Wagon
    India, with one of the fastest growths in energy demand and emissions, and some of the most ambitious renewable energy targets in the world, is in the midst of an enormous energy transition. In this presentation, Ranjit will share results from sections of his dissertation on analyzing India’s future low ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Integration of habitat information with fisheries dependent dataSpeaker: Melissa Monk, Research Mathematical Statistician, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
    Where:  Bodega Bay Cost:  Free
  • The Russia Hack and the Challenge to American DemocracyWhen the F.B.I. called the Democratic National Committee in early fall 2015 and said they suspected a foreign state was inside the D.N.C.’s computers, few paid attention or thought it was anything out of the ordinary. Two years later, we regard it as a defining moment in the use of ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st CenturyClimate change impacts human health directly and indirectly and no country is immune to its effects. The 2015 Lancet Commission concluded that anthropogenic climate change threatens to undermine the last 50 years of gains in public health. More hopefully, the Commission also agreed that a comprehensive response to climate change ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Free Screening: CHASING CORAL
    From the director of Chasing Ice comes an epic adventure to capture our changing oceans.Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers, and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.With its ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Planet Vision: A New Way of Thinking about a Sustainable Future
    A noted science communicator, Foley’s presentations on global environmental issues have been featured at hundreds of venues, including the Aspen Environmental Forum and TED. Foley leads the greenest museum on the planet and one of the most future-focused scientific institutions in the world.He has also written many popular articles, op-eds, ...
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • Science Speakeasy: Fake or Fact?
    How can you tell what’s fact and what’s fake when it comes to science? Join biological anthropologist Todd Disotell for an evening separating the factual from the fantastical. Dr. Disotell uses DNA evidence to test hypotheses on everything from the intricacies of our evolution to the existence of “Bigfoot.” His ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $10
  • Women in Science: A Panel Discussion Exploring Gender in Scientific FieldsOur next Café Sci will explore the topic of gender in science with three female scientists from a variety of backgrounds. The presenters will include Janet Gunzer-Toste, PhD, Senior Project Manager at Genentech; Megan Jensen, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hopkins Marine Station Stanford University; and Patricia Burchat, PhD, ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Learning with limited supervisionMany of the recent successes of machine learning have been characterized by the availability of large quantities of labeled data. Nonetheless, we observe that humans are often able to learn with very few labeled examples or with only high level instructions for how a task should be performed. In this ...
    Where:  Santa Clara Cost:  $5 General, Free for members
  • The Humanity of Artificial Intelligence
    Today, “artificial intelligence” seems to be everywhere - in our phones, vacuums, hospitals, and inboxes - but it can be hard to separate science fiction from science fact. Many discussions about AI imagine a fully autonomous superintelligence that designs itself with little to no human intervention, making decisions in ways that ...
    Where:  Albany Cost:  Free
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