Murray Shanahan is a Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London, and a Senior Research Scientist at Google DeepMind. His fascinating work tackles some of the ‘big questions’, such as the principles that underlie cognition and consciousness, the implications of artificial intelligence, and the singularity. Professor Shanahan is also on the advisory board of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, which researches ‘breakout artificial intelligence’, among the greatest threats facing humanity. Excitingly, Professor Shanahan was a scientific advisor for Alex Garland’s brilliant and acclaimed film Ex Machina, which might be fun ‘preparatory reading’!
This is another not-to-be-missed talk for anyone interested in artificial intelligence, or more generally technology and the philosophy of mind.
Free talk - open to all!
Where: *Lecture Theatre 9, Mill Lane*, Cambridge, CB2 1RX
When: 15th February 2018
Doors open: 5.45pm
Talk starts: 6.15pm
Trinity College Science Society is one of the most active science societies in Cambridge, providing a rich programme of seminar series, panel discussions, film nights, and other social events. While based in Trinity College, all talks are free and open to all members of the university and the general public, and are accompanied by generous refreshments. Visit our website to see the remarkable speakers and events we have lined up.
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