Lecture: Being Human in an Age of Intelligent Machines

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Date(s) - 17/Nov/2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Physics Lecture Theatre A (Bldg 46, Room 3001), Highfield Campus

Please join us for the Human Worlds Festival and Southampton Christians in Science lecture by Prof. John Wyatt entitled Being Human in an Age of Intelligent Machines’. This event will take place on the 17th of November at 7.30 pm in Physics Lecture Theatre A* (Blg 46/Room 3001) on the Highfield Campus of the University of Southampton.

Research in robotics and artificial intelligence has now produced nearly-human machines. What are the implications of this for our understanding of what it means to be human? With robots looking increasingly like humans and able to simulate human compassion, empathy and emotional intelligence what remains of human uniqueness? What are the social and religious implications of these developments?

As will all Human Worlds Festival events, this CiS lecture is free to attend and all are welcome.

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John Wyatt is Professor of Ethics and Perinatology at University College London. He is co-Principle Investigator for a research project based at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge, investigating the implications for human self-understanding of recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotic technology. He regularly lectures on topics relating to biomedical ethics and the wider implications of technological advances.




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