Rise of the Machines | Short film screening and Q&A

14 March 2019, 18:00 - 20:00

Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

Hosted by Yasmine Rix (CSER Research Affiliate, Ground Zero Earth curator) and Beth Singler (Faculty of Divinity, Junior Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence). This event is part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

Join us for a film screening with panel Q&A as part of the Ground Zero Earth exhibition and Cambridge Science Festival hosted at the Alison Richard Building.
Rise of the Machines is a quartet of short films by Dr Beth Singler, made with the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge, with support from ARM for Friend in the Machine and Good in the Machine.

This screening co-insides with a launch of the fourth instalment in the series. Ghost in the Machine explores what consciousness is and whether a machine could be truly conscious? How do we know we're conscious, should machines that "think like us" be free and what would happen if we merge our consciousness with machines.

The film features insights from top thinkers in the field - Murray Shanahan, Anders Sandberg, Karina Vold and many more. The evening will involve a screening of the film, a panel discussion and a drinks reception.

Watch international experts discuss topical issues within the field of artificial intelligence, such as:

Can a robot be a true friend? How can we make ‘good’ AI? What does it mean for a machine to be ethical, and how can we use AI ethically?

All films produced and directed by Colin Ramsay and James Uren of DragonLight films, Cambridge.

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