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FRIEND IN THE MACHINE: IS AN ARTIFICIAL COMPANION A SUBSTITUTE FOR A REAL ONE?

Friday 27 October: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Corpus Christi College, McCrum Lecture Theatre, Behind the Eagle Pub Bene't Street, CB2 1RH

Can a robot be a true friend? Are we lonely enough to consider relationships with machines? How do we deal with a rapidly ageing population and fewer resources to care for our loved ones? What is companionship and can a machine be a substitute for a human companion? Second in a quadrilogy of short films exploring topical issues within the field of artificial intelligence - Friend in the Machine presents fascinating insights from academia and industry about the world of companion robots and asks what it means to be human in an age of nearly human machines.

Hosted by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. In association with Arm and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.

Screening of a this new short documentary film by Dr Beth Singler, Colin Ramsay and James Uren, followed by a panel discussion featuring:
Dr Beth Singler (The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion)
Dr Ruth Jackson (CRASSH)
Kanta Dihal (Centre for the Future of Intelligence)
Noel Hurley (Arm)

Booking Information

Telephone number:
01223 766766

Booking required

Accessibility

Accessible toilet, Hearing loop, Step-free access

Additional Information

Film, Talk, Arrive on time, Free