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Update is a club for everybody who loves computers, in Uppsala and the whole world. We do stuff with computers of all kinds, be it hardware, software, modern computers, historic computers, different architechtures, Unix/Linux, multiuser systems, programming and other things.

Our premises at Svartbäcksgatan 65 is where we tinker with computers from our collection, work on our own projects or just hang out.

We also arrange lectures and exhibitions, work on various projects, and we have a large collection of new and old computers, components, documentation and software.

2022-11-12, 19:00: Lecture: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to Artificial Intelligence – BBC Basic Version by Herbert Lange (IDS Mannheim)

Location: Online, in our online lecture room.

Imagine it's the eighties and you are interested in this hype called Artificial Intelligence. You might have heard of LISP and PROLOG but all you have is a home computer running Basic. Would it be possible to do fun experiments without having access to all the compute power universities have access to? The authors Forsynth and Naylor answer this question in their book “The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to Artificial Intelligence” and provide an overview of interesting topics combined with example programs written in BBC Basic which you can type in yourself and try on your UK-built home computer. In this talk I will go through some of these examples and try to put them into a modern context.

More info about our lecture series can be found at the Updateringar wiki page.

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