MediaFutures - the European data innovation hub bringing together startups, SMEs and artists to solve challenges in the media industry - has announced 24 new creative projects that join the Accelerator (startups & SMEs)/ Residency (artists) programme. The winners will receive a grant up to €40,000 for artists and up to €80,000 for startups, alongside expert consultancy and support to reshape the media value chain.
For those unaware, a hackathon is known as a 12-24 hour long invention marathon. Participants work in teams, or on their own, to create awesome products from scratch, learn new skills and have some fun along the way! People from all backgrounds and education are welcome, and learning the requisite skills is half the fun.
A joint team of students from King’s College London and the University of Leeds will participate in July in RoboCup@Home, an international competition with the goal of developing autonomous intelligent robots able to assist people in their daily activities.
The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences held a Third Year Research Competition that showcased the research of PhD students from every department.
King’s Lecturer in Computer Science, Dr Helen Yannakoudakis, was part of a team that enjoyed success in Facebook AI’s ‘Hateful Memes Challenge’ competition.