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MT7 Newsletter: A Fascinating Talk on Trying to Program Ethics, Final Learn to Code, TGM
& Final Social Board Game Bonanza!
We're down to the final stretch! I can't believe how fast term has gone by, but it
feels like a few years' worth of stuff has happened at the same time. Our last social
is this Saturday - it's been amazing to get to know loads of you over the last few
weeks! Make sure to join us for our Termly General Meeting, where you can have your say in
what we should do next term :)
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Thursday Talk: Making Moral Machines
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Should we try to program ethics—and if so, how would we do it? This talk will explore the
challenges that arise when automation meets morality and whether human-level moral
reasoning can be instantiated in machines.
About our speaker: Jen Semler is a DPhil student in Philosophy at Reuben College. Her
research is on AI ethics, particularly artificial moral agency.
This is one for the CSPhil'ers (and anyone else interested, of course!) - don't
miss out on this fascinating event!
When: 5-6PM, Thursday 24th November
Where: LTA, Department of Computer Science 7 Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3QG
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Learn to Code Session 6 (Bring your laptop!)
Join us for the FINAL session of our hugely popular Learn to Code series, aimed at
complete beginners! Our amazing coding officers will guide you through learning Python,
from the absolute basics to making your very own game by the end of the course. If
you've ever wanted to pick up coding, but felt it was hard, frustrating, or just
didn't know where to start, this is the perfect event series for you. Non-members and
members alike are free to come along! Bring your laptop!!
Course Materials: https://github.com/oxcompsoc/learntocode
When: 6-7PM, Saturday 26th November
Where: Lecture Theatres, Department of Computer Science 7 Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3QG
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Week 7 Saturday Social: CompSoc TGM + Board Game Bonanza!
Join us for our Termly General Meeting, where we discuss YOUR suggestions on how to make
the society better! Voting is members-only, but we'll appreciate any and all feedback.
Please send your motions via the dedicated channel on our Discord before Friday 12pm!
Our Discord (members only - not one yet? Hit the big button at the top of this newsletter,
it's only £1!):
We'll round off our last Saturday Social of term with some fun board games and classic
When: 7-11PM, Saturday 26th November
Where: Undergraduate Social Area, Department of Computer Science 7 Parks Rd, Oxford OX1
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Check out OxWoCS!
Make sure to join OxWoCS (Oxford Women in CS), a society we're working closely with,
if you identify as a woman or woman-adjacent person in CS! They have a host of wonderful
events on, including talks, panels and socials. Computer Science is unfortunately a
subject with one of the biggest gender gaps in Oxford and worldwide, and addressing this
is at the core of OxWoCS.
contact us at committee(a)ox.compsoc.net
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