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ATA Scientific Encouragement Award Sept 2016
Young Scientists, your chance to win $1,500
If you are a young scientist you can enter our competition to win a $1500 Encouragement Award. This award is intended to provide you with financial assistance to attend a relevant science conference or to further your research or studies.
Artificial intelligence, exciting or frightening
It has been predicted that not far into the future artificial intelligence (AI) will exceed the capability of human intelligence. AI “brains “will be smarter and faster than us and capable of reasoning. They could be mass produced and replace just about every type of job, including the learned professions.
Do you think this prospect is exciting or frightening?
Outline in 500 words or less your answer to the question above. The participant who submits the most amusing or imaginative entry will receive the A$1500 award. There are also two runner up awards of $600 each.
The competition is open to science graduates including Masters, PhD candidates and Post doc scientists aged 30 or younger who work in the fields of the Life or Material or Chemical or Environmental Sciences* in Australian or New Zealand organisations. We can only accept one entry per person. Winning entries will be posted on our website and Facebook and featured in our newsletter. Payment is conditional upon your supervisor or organisation giving written permission for you to receive this award.
The entries will be assessed by a panel of ATA Scientific staff.
* As a guide these fields include Biotech, Protein, Pharma, Food, Agriculture, Chemical, Polymer, Ceramics, Particles, Surfaces, Minerals, Soil and Water.
Entries close 30 Sept 2016
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