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STIR it up - ai design and hardware from the street

AI is fun.

Intelligent machines create different emotional responses in people than the machines we already know.

What new stories and activities will be told about people living with machines that appear to be alive?

Artists, musicians, writers, comedians, and other creatives can start working now with AI. Storytelling and emotional design are the key to success.

Entrepreneurs, tinkerers, students, hobbyists and first timers can get hands-on with AI now. The best new ideas will come from you - it’s wide open.

Use low cost and zero cost tools: build ideas quickly and test them on real people to discover the new experiences and products that people love.

STIR is running a new series of hands-on workshops and to get you started and get your projects the attention they deserve.

STIR it up.

AI and Design

Thinking about AI from a design perspective. Feb 2018

AI Design, Human Considerations

synthetic vs simulated, doing it wrong, why we love pets, gmo moment, statistical mediocrity, character packs, knowledge bundles, bespoke data, mixed intelligence, and more.

Speaking in Pictures

AI Chatbot for images only.

Student Success at AI Bootcamp at Hacker Lab!

AI Bootcamp at Hacker Lab with Brian Kane! SAC-Bootcamp: AI -- Build With Smart Technology

Bouncing Around with Salto-1P

Salto is a small jumping robot from UC Berkeley's Biomimetic Millisystems Lab. With the addition of aerodynamic thrusters for out-of-plane orientation control, the upgraded Salto-1P demonstrates repeated free hopping in a Vicon motion capture environment.

Our new Artificial Intelligence (AI) beginners 4-week bootcamp launches on August 16 in Rocklin and Sept 26 in Midtown.

This hands on workshop is for making smart experiences using modern design thinking and new open source hardware and Adobe software.

Rapid prototyping, iterative making and user testing are used to generate great new ideas, and then are tested on real people to see what works best.

Coding is not required, though you will have the opportunity to work with advanced api's if you choose.

Students will go through an initial short set of mini exercises in class to learn about design thinking and key AI topics, and then execute on their own projects.

There will be a $500 prize for the best project!

Learn more/request syllabus:

Google's DeepMind AI just taught itself to walk

Google's artificial intelligence company, DeepMind, has developed an AI that has managed to learn how to walk, run, jump, and climb without any prior guidance. The result is as impressive as it is goofy.

Robot Composes, Plays Own Music Using Deep Learning

A Georgia Tech robot is using deep learning and a database of more than 5,000 songs to compose its own music. It's "brain" includes works from Beethoven, the Beatles, Lady Gaga, and Miles Davis, among others.

STIR up innovation and inspiration using artificial intelligence in design, art, education and business.

STIR promotes practical hands on learning through experimentation, design thinking, rapid prototyping, and user testing.