Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays an increasingly important part in our lives. AI can mimic and generate human behaviour and take some of the drudgery out of routine tasks but what happens when it goes wrong? Should we blame humans or machines?
This question, amongst others, will be debated at the Life Science Centre on Thursday 9 February at 8pm. Artificial Stupidity is part of Life’s popular Speakeasy programme – a series for adults in which current and often controversial topics are debated in a quirky and often humorous way.
Chief Executive, Linda Conlon added: “Artificial intelligence is something that both fascinates and frightens in equal measure. We welcome the fact that it can make life easier for us but are also suspicious of how it might get too clever in the future, perhaps even taking the place of our family and friends.
“Our expert panel also explores how autonomous robots can make decisions and investigate crimes and looks at the ethical and legal framework surrounding AI. It promises to be a fascinating and lively event.”
The four panellists are:
Dr Mhairi Aitken, who is also a stand-up comedian, added: “There’s been a lot of talk about AI in the media lately – claims that AI is gaining consciousness or that rogue robots are attacking humans. Hollywood has a lot to answer for!
“Regardless of the hype, AI systems have a massive impact on our lives as individuals as well as on our society. So, it’s really important to have public conversations to clear up misconceptions about what AI is - and what it can and can’t do for us - and to clarify our role in how to use it to our advantage. This Science Speakeasy is the ideal forum in which to debate this.”
The event will take place under Gaia – Life’s spectacular 7-metre-diameter recreation of planet Earth.
Tickets cost £5 and places are limited. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Event: Thursday 9 February, 2023. 8pm – 9.45pm. Doors open 7.30pm. Book your tickets here - https://www.life.org.uk/events/artificial-stupidity
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