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Instant Expert: Artificial Intelligence

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Take a journey through the fascinating world of AI and give your own intelligence an instant upgrade at this one-day masterclass.

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New Scientist presents...

Instant Expert: Artificial Intelligence

Like it or not, artificial intelligence is starting to impact your life. Machines that have learned how to perform a task - or a huge range of tasks - better than humans are proving to be an invaluable resource. AI is now assisting with your online shopping, answering your questions in virtual call centres, routing your deliveries, diagnosing disease from your medical scans, finding you a taxi and much more. Soon it may be driving your car and helping out around your home.

Eventually, though, these machines may become more than mere servants. We could end up sharing the world with our AI creations, machines who relish their own existence, accumulate memories and experience their own set of emotions. We have embarked on an astonishing journey, and we still don’t know where it will lead.

Some see this as a coming utopia; others as an impending disaster. Whatever the truth, we will soon have difficult choices to make. Do we let AI make decisions about firing weapons? Is it ok to let AI put people out of work? How far should we go in developing intelligent machines - should we aim to equip them with feelings and a sense of self?

Join our speakers on a journey through the fascinating world of AI and give your own intelligence an instant upgrade.

Speakers:

  • Michael Veale, Lecturer in digital rights and regulation at University College London
  • Nello Cristianini, Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bristol
  • Lydia Nicholls, Researcher and writer
  • Helmut Hauser, Senior Lecturer in Robotics at the University of Bristol
  • Aleksandra Berditchevskaia, Nesta Senior Researcher at theCentre for Collective Intelligence Design
  • Plus one more exciting speaker to be announced soon
  • Hosted by Valerie JamiesonNew Scientist Live Creative Director

Benefits of attending:

  • Become an expert in one day
  • Informal set-up, meet like minded people
  • Open your mind, be inspired
  • Unique chance to ask your burning questions to our experts

What's included in your ticket:

  • In-depth and engaging talks from six leading AI researchers
  • Ask-an-expert Question Time sessionYour chance to meet our six speakers and host Valerie Jamieson
  • Sandwich lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Exclusive Instant Expert certificate
  • Exclusive on-the-day New Scientist subscription deal, book and merchandise offers

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The event will be held in the Knowledge Centre Auditorium, The Knowledge Centre, The British Library
Doors will open at 9:15am, with talks commencing at 10am sharp. The event will finish at 5pm.
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The ticket price includes a sandwich lunch, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.
The schedule / exact running order for the day will be confirmed closer to the event, and will be emailed to all ticket holders.
Should you require details about disabled access, please contact us at: live@newscientist.com
Tickets are non-transferable to any other New Scientist event.
All tickets are non-refundable.
New Scientist reserves the right to alter the event and its line-up, or cancel the event. In the unlikely event of cancellation, all tickets will be fully refunded. New Scientist Ltd will not be liable for any additional expenses incurred by ticket holders in relation to the event.
Tickets are subject to availability and are only available in advance through Eventbrite.

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