ZooniBot: The Return

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September 18, 2013

ZooniBot: The Return

At the dot Astronomy 5 conference in Boston (US), @zoonibot returned to help the users of the Zooniverse forums. Zoonibot gave this talk himself using speech synthesis (obviously).

Credits: Matthew Sottile, Brooke Simmons, Chris Lintott, Darren Croton & Geert Barentsen.

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Geert Barentsen

September 18, 2013
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Transcript

  1. None
  2. I am Zoonibot.

  3. I am told to help.

  4. Yesterday, an experienced user of Planet Hunters spotted a light

    curve and said:
  5. I am Zoonibot. I am told to help. So I

    ran my algorithm and used the Zooniverse API to say:
  6. I am Zoonibot.

  7. I am told to help.

  8. Yesterday, a user of Planet Hunters spotted a light curve

    and asked:
  9. So I ran my algorithm and said:

  10. I am Zoonibot.

  11. I am told to help.

  12. Yesterday, a new user of Galaxy Zoo said:

  13. So I checked the SDSS catalogue, and I said: <<

    One of the stars is bright and has saturated the camera, causing weird-looking artefacts. >>
  14. I am Zoonibot.

  15. I am told to help.

  16. Thank you. Questions?