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Bristol Festival of Ideas: Automate Now? Public Debate

Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (BCDP)

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00 (GMT)

Bristol Festival of Ideas: Automate Now? Public Debate

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Automate Now? Robots, Jobs and Universal Basic Income: A Public Debate
Wed 9 December 2015, 18:30-20:00, Watershed
Free, but booking required 

Are technological advancements threatening to make human labour redundant across broad swathes of the economy? If so how should we respond politically? Should automation be resisted or should we look for new paths toward a future where the link between labour and flourishing or even survival is severed? Is a Universal Basic Income the way for us all to enjoy the gains made possible by automation?  

Philosopher Nick Srnicek, co-author of Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work, will discuss these questions with a panel of roboticists, philosophers and politicians including Tony Dyer, Sabine Hauert, Darian Meacham, Matthew Studely and Alan Winfield. Audience questions and participation will be encouraged.

See the event page on the Festival of Ideas website for speaker biographies.

In association with UWE Social Science in the City and the Royal Institute of Philosophy

This event is free but prebooking is required. You need to show your ticket at the door. 

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Canon's Road
BS1 5TX Bristol
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00 (GMT)

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BCDP facilitates, leads, promotes and manages cultural activity in Bristol and the West of England including the Bristol Festival of Ideas.

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