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From spooky to SPOOKY

This week we got into a spooky mood with a bunch of Halloween-themed activities. A lot of creative designs were made during the Pumpkin Carving 🎃. You can come and check some of them out in the Cover room. Yesterday, after the TAD, we moved to a lecture hall to have a Halloween (and Christmas) themed movie night, watching, not one, but two movies while snacking on popcorn. Of course, next to all the spook, StudCee has been supporting us reliably with their support lectures.

Next week, this support will continue with a lecture for Intro to Logic for CS. Maybe this support lecture will finally help you find the logic in Intro to Logic.

But StudCee is not the only one helping you out with complex topics next week. FCG is hosting a Recursion Workshop in Python. To understand recursion, you must first understand recursion, but perhaps we can help in figuring it out!

Of course, this is not all, on Thursday and Friday, we will be celebrating the 30th birthday of the AI programme at the University of Groningen. The first day of this is organised by us. Entrance is free so make sure to join for the to hear about interesting topics and discussions about the future of AI. Naturally, there will also be free food and drinks for lunch and the borrel after.

The second day is organised by the University. This day will be about the history of the programme and AI. Check out the website for more information and tickets!

Auf Wiedersehen, Jellybean!

Tabea <3

We want you to be in a committee!

⚠️ Here is a cool thingy for our new members: Ever heard of a committee? A committee is a group of friends that work towards a common goal. You can learn about all sorts of topics such as budgeting, planning, sponsoring, and much more! See the website for a complete overview of committees that are looking for members!

Every year, Cover organises a Symposium. Symposiums are one-day events that are filled with great talks on a range of many different topics. The last Symposium was on the topic of A.R.T. - Accountability, Responsibility, Transparency. Are you passionate about any particular talks? Interested in coming into contact with talkers passionate in their field? Join SympoCee to help organise this unique event.

DisCover is the name of Cover's newly revived magazine and of the committee behind it. The committee is responsible for gathering, creating, and editing content, and determining what goes into the magazine. DisCover is entering its final phases at the moment so we are especially searching for people for the editing and design of the magazine. If that interests you, this is the perfect time to join DisCover!

Are you interested in joining a committee? Don't hesitate to contact Luca, our Commissioner of Internal Affairs!

Nice to know

Coherence for AI project AYA

Are you interested in advancing generative AI (particularly low-resource multilingual NLP)? This Open Science AI project by Cohere for AI is called AYA, here volunteers can write prompt-answer pairs (instruct-style) in their language and review others' contributions to help build an open-source multilingual language model that will be available to scientists and other interested parties around the world.

Courses from the AI Safety Initiative Groningen

Thanks to our friends at the AI Safety Initiative Groningen, we're excited to offer you a unique opportunity in the next academic block! AI Safety Fundamentals Technical/Governance courses. These courses require a 4-6 hour weekly commitment, with in-person discussions. These courses will provide crucial insights into AI safety, covering technical and policy-based solutions. You'll get hands-on experience through a final project and receive a free book and certification upon successful completion.

Secure your spot by October 30th at 23:59 as spaces are limited. To register or for more details, visit: Technical Course, Governance Course or AI Safety Initiative Groningen.

Listening Labs

Artificial intelligence is changing the way we discover, experience, and create music. Where you used to be at the mercy of the radio, an algorithm now puts together your perfect playlist and the computer writes the next hit. AI offers new possibilities for both artists and listeners, but what does it do to the creativity of the creator and the curiosity of listeners? As part of the Soundsofmusic festival, scientists, makers, and thinkers will discuss the meaning of music and AI in our modern society. This is organised by Studium Generale and Soundsofmusic on the 31st October and 1st November.


Did you know that blob of toothpaste sitting on your toothbrush is called a nurdle? No? Me neither!

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