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Emerging Technology Discovery Day | The FuseBox | Wired Sussex

Date:
Thu 09 Feb 2023
Time:
10:00 - 15:00
Location:
The FuseBox, Brighton
Price:
Price: £120+VAT WIred Sussex members/ £250+VAT non-members.

About the event

Emerging Technology Discovery Day | The FuseBox | Wired Sussex image

In this half-day course, join us to learn about three key areas of emerging technology: immersive (virtual and augmented reality), artificial intelligence, and spatial 3D scanning and modeling.

Through demonstrations, explanations, and hands-on activities led by The FuseBox's Innovation & Technology Manager, Chris Chowen, you'll gain an understanding of these technologies and their potential applications.

Join us in person at Wired Sussex's innovation hub, The FuseBox, based in New England House in central Brighton (near the train station).

We'll get started at 10 am, take a break for a tasty lunch, and finish at 3 pm. There'll be plenty of time for asking any burning questions you might have.


What you can expect to explore:

Artificial Intelligence (Text and Image Generation)

  • How AI’s work (diffusion models)
  • Demo of GPT chat
  • Introduction to latent space
  • Demo of Stable Diffusion
  • Customising your own AI models

Immersive technologies (Virtual and Augmented Reality)

  • Introduction to VR and AR
  • Demo of OpenbrushVR and Richie's Plank Experience
  • Explanation of networked experiences (multiplayer)
  • State of the metaverse

Spacial Technology (3D Scanning + Environments)

  • Introduction to game engines
  • Virtual production
  • 3D scanning techniques
  • Using AI to scan (NeRF)
  • What this means for the metaverse

Price: £120+VAT WIred Sussex members/ £250+VAT non-members.

Wired Sussex is a non-profit supporting the digital, media, and tech sector in Sussex.

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About our Host

Chris Chowen

Chris Chowen is Innovation & Technologies Manager at our innovation hub, The FuseBox. He supports FuseBox residents working with cutting-edge technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and 3D scanning and modeling.

With the notable recent advancements in artificial intelligence, Chris has expanded his expertise to include text, image and voice generation with artificial intelligence. He is well-versed in the capabilities and limitations of AI and is passionate about sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for emerging technologies with others.