Please join us for "What's the Difference Between You and a Computer?".
Join us in an evening of interactive activities and intriguing discussions about the future of artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and scientific advances.
You will be challenged on the Turing test and you will be exposed to a fun and entertaining documentary by Director Doug Wolens, The Singularity.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with distinguished Professors Andy Clark (Philosophy) and Sethu Vijayakumar (Robotics) of the University of Edinburgh, and with the Director Doug Wolens.
Doors open at 5.30pm.
5.30-6.00pm: Turing test session
6.00-7.15pm: Documentary "The Singularity"
7.15-7.45pm: Q&A - panel discussion
7.45-8.15pm: Turing test session
The Singularity - 75 minutes
The singularity is defined as that point in the future when we create computers with greater-than-human intelligence, bio-engineer our species and re-design matter through nanotechnology. How will these technologies change what it means to be human?
Director Doug Wolens speaks with leading futurists, computer scientists, artificial intelligence experts, and philosophers who turn over the question like a Rubik's Cube. Ultimately, if we become more machine-like, and machines more like us, will we sacrifice our humanity to gain something greater? Or will we engineer our own demise?
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.
For any further information please contact the organiser: Francesca Rossi firstname.lastname@example.org.
When & Where
The University of Edinburgh
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