Does AI pose a threat to society?

Date: 01 March 2017
Venue: Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol
Time: 18:30


This event is part of the British Academy's season on Robotics, AI and Society

The idea of a robotic takeover - a staple of Hollywood sci-fi - taps into the fear that machines will eventually surpass humans in general intelligence. Yet does artificial intelligence really pose a risk to society, especially when current technology is nowhere near those science fiction scenarios and when AI actually offers many opportunities, in areas ranging from transportation to medicine? We ask whether recent developments in AI technology raise fresh concerns, if these fears are justified, and how they might be addressed.

Chair:
Dr Claire Craig, Director of Policy, The Royal Society

Panellists:
Professor Christian List FBA, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, LSE
Professor Maja Pantic, Professor of Affective and Behavioral Computing, Imperial College London
Samantha Payne, CEO, Open Bionics
Professor Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE Bristol

Please register on the British Academy website.

UWE Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory are delighted to be working with the British Academy.

Cost: Free
Contact: British Academy
E-mail: events@britac.ac.uk

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