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Panel discussion on the future of artificial intelligence


In partnership with the Science Museum, this panel discussion will explore the future possibilities for intelligent robots and discover what they will do, how we will use them, and how they might use us.

Will we see thinking, feeling robots in our lifetimes, or is the idea of sentient machines a pipe dream? Join our panel to explore the social, philosophical and economic implications of advanced intelligence in robots, the dangers and opportunities this intelligence may present, and find out how close we are to being replaced as the most intelligent beings on Earth.

Our host for the event will be science broadcaster and author Dr Adam Rutherford, along with a panel of experts.

  • Bristol UWE's Professor of Robot Ethics Alan Winfield
  • Science broadcaster, writer and comedian Timandra Harkness
  • Imperial College Professor of Affective and Behavioural Computing Maja Pantic
  • Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College, Cambridge Huw Price

Attending the event

  • Registration required
  • Live text will be provided for this event
  • British Sign Language interpretation are available upon request. Please let the Events Team know at least four weeks prior to the event if you plan to attend.
  • Please visit the Science Museum website for travel and accessibility information 

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