Newsy Bits and Bobs

Woodbridge Press are doing a sale on Explorations: Through the Wormhole – just click on the promo picky below for the UK version at 99p – just just a mere 99p!

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This seems rather appropriate given my story in there is: AI Deniers… I’ll be at Bristolcon (in Bristol,  the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol City Centre (formerly the Ramada), just 400 metres from Temple Meads Station) and will be on a panel talking about AI … Saturday October 29th 13:00 – 13:45, Programme Room 2, 

Uncanny Valleys of the Mind

We’ve been worried about sentient robots for a long time, but are we really worrying about what they might do to us, or what they might do to our understanding of ourselves? When we’re developing smart machines, how do we weigh up the benefits and the dangers, and given that a Twitter chatbot can become a fascist in 24 hours, when do we pull the plug?

with Pete Sutton (Mod), Claire CarterKevlin HenneyKen MacLeodRosie Oliver

 

 

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