Bonjourno Makers! Recently two thirds of our Morson Maker Space Team (@makeinsalford) headed to Maker Faire Rome, the biggest Maker Faire in Europe.
Maker Faire is a gathering of tech enthusiasts, engineers, educators, commercial exhibitors, tinkerers and hobbyists and is a celebration of innovation and collaboration. Completely appropriate then that it was hosted in Rome, the home of the ancient masters of engineering.
The session today Thursday 9th November 2017, looked at how audiences will benefit from AI, how the BBC can use robots to help us engage with young audiences and the expectations of young audiences and future technology. It will also talk about the challenge of AI in creating hyperreal programming and personalized content to audience and what the panel will predict for the future. The seession was lead by Andy Conroy, Controller BBC R&D.
The Maker Space Hub at Salford is now 6 months old, and last week I joined the team as a Project Manager. It’s an exciting time! Prior to this I worked as a Programme Officer for the ICZ Team, and since the Maker Space encompasses all things good about the ICZ Strategy, it felt like a natural step. The Maker Space Hub is a small facility currently, but with big ambition. We’ve got a bit of a wait for our permanent home, but we’re not resting on our laurels. There’s lots of work to do and projects to develop.