The Artificial Intelligence Debate
Wednesday 15 October 2008
When will your computer think for itself?
Will developing A.I. benefit mankind or be a step towards the nightmare future scenario of many science fiction writers? In fact, is it possible that a computer could ever be conscious?
Professor Jim Al-Khalili from the University of Surrey will chair a public presentation and debate on these issues. His panellists include:
- Professor Noel Sharkey – Professor of Artificial Intelligence & Robotics and former head judge on TV’s Robot Wars
- Dr Paul Newman – Head of the University of Oxford’s Mobile Robotics Group and lecturer in Engineering Science
- Dr Anders Sandberg – a futurist and transhumanist from the Future Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford
- Quentin Cooper – broadcaster, science communicator and presenter of the Material World programme on Radio 4
- Date: Wednesday 22 October 2008
- Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
- Venue: School of Management, University of Surrey.
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