A free English-speaking club located in Chelyabinsk, Russia


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Presentation: Tesla Motors

In this presentation, we are going to talk about the cars prosuced by Tesla Motors.

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The English Grammar: Everything You Want to Know But Don't

Ever wondered about the English tenses and moods? Let us show you how very simple and reasonable they are.

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Presentation: India

Meet our guest from India and hear his story of this distant and beautiful land.

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Presentation: Natural Language Processing. Why machines still don't talk like humans

Marvin (the robot): I've been talking to the main computer.
Arthur: And?
Marvin: It hates me.

Douglas Adams, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Let's talk about one of the most-awaited features of modern technology: the ability of computers to learn human language. Yes, we do have voice recognition just about everywhere, and we do have Siri that can even answer (or pretend to answer) most personal questions, and we do have computers that can, to a different extent, process text and create their own, sometimes indistinguishable from that written by humans... but somehow we still aren't there talking to our smartphones over a beer nor asking questions to a teacher assistant bot in a science class. How did we get where we are now, how does it work and why computers still haven't got the hang of natural language - let's see.

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Presentation: Cruising

Anna Prokofyeva will tell us about her experience with working abroad and cruising.

TED, future predictions

A small talk by Ray Kurzweil the about past, present and future of computational science and how it affects our lives.

Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, and gives public talks to share his optimistic outlook on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology.

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Presentation: Automation in Construction

Millions of new constructions are being built every day all over the world, higher and more complicated than ever. How is that possible? The answer is automation: construction is no longer something done by human hands. In this presentation, you will see the extent to which construction is now automated.

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How Chemical Warfare Works

The very words 'chemical weapon' may fill ordinary people with horror and awe. Indeed, these weapons have been around since the WWI, and pretty soon the nations of the world decided that it went too far, since the effects of such a weapon can be neither predicted nor controlled. Despite this, lots of new agents had sprung up during the antebellum period and shortly after the WWII, in the 50s-60s years of the 20th century. Besides, very seldom do terrorists and outcasts of the political spectrum pay any attention to international treaties; hence, the threat is even more possible. Let's try to track down the history of CW, and learn more about how different chemical agents work and discuss some possible ways of eradicating such a threat.

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Presentation: Microeconomics

An oldschool chalk-and-blackboard presentation on how microeconomics works.

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Presentation: Snowboard repair and tuning

Does your local snowboarding shop charge too much for reparing your equipment? Yeah, I feel your pain. Today I'll show you how to repair and properly tune you snowboard at home at minimal cost and share some usefull tips and trics. Let the season begin!