Martin’s PhD research has resulted in the collection of over 200 hours of audio of naturally unfolding Amazon Echo use in the home. He has been awarded a CDT impact grant to carry out indexing of the audio clips to ready the smartspeaker usage data for open-access publication.
Martin will be using this grant to:
The Science of Blade Runner
Martin was also able to engage the public with the Amazon Echo audio at a special Blade Runner-themed event at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema on 18 October. Both Martin and Professor Steve Benford (pictured below) spoke at this event which was organised by STEM Outreach Nottingham, the team behind the highly successful Pint of Science festival.
The Science of Bladerunner brought together speakers whose research and expertise related to themes present in the films (and the original novel) such as synthetic biology, genetic engineering, biotextiles, artificial intelligence and machine learning.