I probably receive an average amount of spam in my email inbox but also through my regular mail. This week I received a peculiar brochure in my post box advertising health products from a company called “Velvet Pure“:
The promises made in it are just as outrageous as lipstick that this gentleman put on. To make things even more interesting, their website makes some very interesting claims for their Athletic Capsules:Read More
I gave an invited talk at the 2nd Joint UAE Symposium on Social Robotics on November 21st 2016. It was a great event and I was honored to have the opportunity to address the esteemed audience.
The media has reported extensively on my little nuclear physics paper. Here is a short overview:
- Nonsense paper written by iOS autocomplete accepted for conference, The Guardian, 21 October 2016
- Nuclear Physics Conference Accepts Paper Written by iOS Autocomplete, Newsweek, 21 October 2016
- Nuclear physics paper written by iOS autocomplete, The Press, 22 October 2016
- Is he Siri-us? Professor writes entire nonsense paper using Apple autocomplete app only for it to ACCEPTED for an academic conference, Daily News, 24 October 2016
I have also completed and interview with Geoff Hutchison from ABC Radio Perth:
Jesse Mulligan on Radio New Zealand:Read More
Automatically generating scientific articles has become easy with dedicated software such as SCIgen. Even a paper that only repeated the sentence “Get me of your fucking mailing list” was recently accepted for publication. Today I received an invitation from the International Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics to submit a paper. Since I have practically no knowledge of Nuclear Physics I resorted to iOS auto-complete function to help me writing the paper. I started a sentence with “Atomic” or “Nuclear” and then randomly hit the auto-complete suggestions. The text really does not make any sense. After adding the first illustration on nuclear physics from Wikipedia, some references and creating a fake identity (Iris Pear, aka Siri Apple) I submitted the paper which was accepted only three hours later! I know that iOS is a pretty good software, but reaching tenure has never been this close.
UPDATE (27/10/2016): Turns out that conference organizer, OMICS Group, is currently under federal investigation.
Here is a short demonstration on how I wrote the paper:
Here is the acceptance notification:
I had the pleasure of giving a keynote at the Robot Philosophy Conference 2016. The people in Denmark have been very friendly and our hotel is great. It is very interesting to see Human-Robot Interaction being discussed from the perspective of philosophy. Below is the recording of my keynote:
I had a great time at the Materials Science Engineering Congress in Darmstadt on September 29 2016. I met with Frank Fischer and had some great discussions about future projects. The event was extremely well organized. Below is the recording of my keynote.
Here are some more pictures:Read More