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Space Mining Event

Written on November 8, 2018 by Campus Life in Other Activities

In collaboration with three other campus clubs at IE Business School (Technology & Innovation, Air & Space, and Energy), the AI Club hosted James Murray, the co-founder of OffWorld, on November 5th. The company’s mission is to build a generation of industrial robots to enable human expansion beyond Earth. The company prides themselves on their competitive advantage of building robotics on an industrial scale, something that is crucial for the successful expansion to other planets.

The robotic machines learn with the help of human teachers and millions of simulations (aka supervised learning). The robots gain experience from experiments done in hostile environments on Earth and these learnings are applied for future design geared towards planetary expansion.

In his presentation, Murray emphasized the importance of reducing the ‘heavy lifting’ done by humans and being able to alleviate this pain point with the robotic workforce. Some of the tasks that these AI enabled machines are expected to perform while on another planet include extracting water ice and materials, processing water to be drinkable, making rocket propell

ant, manufacturing solar cells, and eventually replicating themselves using the OffWorld chips.

The company’s goal is to expand human civilization outside of Earth, but they also believe their technology will have many useful applications on Earth, for example in autonomous mining, self-repairing cities, and manufacturing.

Each of the four clubs had the opportunity to ask Murray three questions on behalf of the club. Pictured here, Sabrina Mirtcheva, asks James Murray questions on behalf of the AI Club.

Without a doubt, the universe is filled with an abundant amount of elements that can be harnessed for the survival and progression of the human species!

If you would like to learn more about OffWorld, you can visit their website here.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @ieaiclub and stay tuned for futured events!

Blog post by Betty Yunlei Lu, President of IE AI Club


AIcebreaker 2018 – IE AI Club

Written on October 26, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

The IE AI Club kicked off the 2018-2019 academic year, on October 24th, with a great AIcebreaker event, following on the steps of the previous successful year. 70+ people registered to the event, with the attendees being a mix from the IMBA, MIM and MBD programmes, as well as other friends of IE. For some event photos, click here.

The main purpose of the AIcebreaker event this year, was to give everyone an introduction to Artificial Intelligence technologies, have a discussion around ethical questions coming up in the field, not only from a technical perspective, but also on how AI advances impact business and our daily lives. This was amazingly facilitated by Professor Jaume Manero, a practitioner in the field of Artificial Intelligence, and a professor here at IE Business School. Professor Jaume brought in a very informative and engaging presentation on AI and deep learning, which sparked interesting discussions with the members. During the event we also had a little Kahoot guessing game with the winner grabbing a bottle of white wine as a prize. The lucky winner was the fastest of all, and with the highest score. The game was hosted by Betty Yunlei Lu and Yadu Brian Yang, the Club’s founding partners, and was an icebreaker for everyone to get involved.

Participants were also given a take-home game with a crossword specially prepared for AI, and made by the Club’s coordinators. The correct answers for it, will be available in our very own Instagram account ieaiclub.

We would also like to mention this year’s new coordinators Sabrina Mirtcheva, Vikas Agrawal, Sandeep Parihar, Gonzalo Ybanez and Miltos Stella.

We hope that you loved the event, and it got you interested in AI, as much as we are. Stay tuned for our next event. We’ll share the event details with you very soon!


Blog post by IE Student Betty Yunlei Lu 

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