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David (Marti Ward) Powers

Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science
Flinders University of South Australia
Participates in 3 items

David has lived and worked in London and Cardiff, Sydney and Adelaide, Paris and Lannion, Antwerp and Tilburg, Beijing and Changsha... Today? Your guess is as good as mine! ... Most of my life has been spent turning Science Fiction into Science Fact as a cognitive scientist and roboticist, university professor and serial entrepreneur... Today?  Currently David is Professor Computer and Cognitive Science at Flinders University, lecturing, research and supervising topics related to digital health, medical devices, (super)computer design, brain computer interface, neuroscience, psycholinguistics, forensics and artificial intelligence, inter alia.  David is well known for his pioneering work in parallel logic programming, computational psycholinguistics, and principled development and evaluation of AI systems (the Informedness and Markedness measures, if you want to get technical).

Marti [aka Martin and Martina] has never lived anywhere, but is turning Science Fact into Science Fiction! ... I've met a few characters in my alternate life, including the odd cat and nascent AI, not to mention the odd editor or award-winning author... Today? Many have contributed to my work, knowingly and unknowingly! I talk about my science and my fiction in my blogs when David releases me from academic slavery. Currently I'm writing in the shared open Paradisi universe, having published two books in the Lost Mission series, with two more at various points in the pipeline.  Recently I moved them to Amazon KDP so they are currently readable free in Kindle Unlimited, and there is a discount week scheduled after coNZealand (from 5 August).  My books are hard scifi and look at extrapolating real science into a not too distant fictional future.

Oh, David and his team are also responsible for half a dozen startups.

For example, there's Clevertar.com and their ECAs and I can show some demos (and of course it is possible to try the apps on the customer websites):

https://www.clevertar.com/

https://www.clevertar.com/customer-stories/sa-health/#video 1m30s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc2Xn_L0VoQ&feature=youtu.be 2m20s (See how it works button on clevertar.com)

https://my.demio.com/recording/ByCCdtLX 40m20

Another is YourAnswer.io - which is based on the kind of real grounded AI I talk about at conNZealand:

https://www.youranswer.io/

http://tiny.cc/YourAnswerAshleyMartin 1m15s demo (buy clothes via voice on phone)

 

Sessions in which David (Marti Ward) Powers participates

Thursday 30 July, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT+12:00) Wellington
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Sunday 2 August, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT+12:00) Wellington
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Sessions in which David (Marti Ward) Powers attends

Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT+12:00) Wellington
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  • Draw Your Way Out
  • Signup required
  • Programming - Workshops
  • 14:00 NZST - 15:50 NZST  | 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Workshop
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Thursday 30 July, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT+12:00) Wellington
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Friday 31 July, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT+12:00) Wellington
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  • What Sells?
  • Programming - Programme Room 9 (Zoom Meeting)
  • 11:00 NZST - 11:50 NZST  | 50 minutes
  • Panel
    Writing/Business of Writing
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  • Creating Animal Characters in Adult Fiction
  • Signup required
  • Programming - Workshops
  • 15:00 NZST - 17:50 NZST  | 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Workshop
    Writing/Business of Writing

Saturday 1 August, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT+12:00) Wellington
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Mercedes Lackey
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High Flight Arts and Let...
Guest of Honor
Rose Mitchell
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Robert Silverberg
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Alison Scott
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Punctuation
Erin Underwood
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Down Under Fan Fund Dele...
Larry Dixon
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Greg Broadmore
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Weta Workshop
Studio Director, Weta Ga...
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Sunday 2 August, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT+12:00) Wellington
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