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Café Scientifique Manchester

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.

Cafe Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable.

When: 6pm on the last Thursday of every month

Where: Grafton Arms, 27 Grafton Street, M13 9WU‌

Date 28 May 2015
Title Why robots will NOT take over the world
Speaker Dr Gavin Brown

Computers seem to be getting smarter and smarter all the time.  There is an often used tactic in the media, to promote the idea that "artificial intelligence" is a scary prospect, with robots taking over the world, and so on.  In this talk I will argue why this is not going to happen, and how AI has in fact been in our lives for many years already, benefiting us in countless ways.

Organisers: Deborah Talmi, Bo Yao

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