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  • CLR Annual Lecture - Tunde Okewale MBE: 'Nobody Rises to Low Expectations'

    Date: 09 February 2017
    Venue: ECC Lecture Theatre, Frenchay Campus, UWE

    A dialogue, which explores the soft bigotry of low expectations in the following ways: it's definition and applicability in modern society, the impact it has in relation to gender and ethnicity and how it has played a role in disaffected communities.

  • Does AI pose a threat to society?

    Date: 01 March 2017
    Venue: Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol

    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?

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