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Are Friends Electric? Our Future Lives with Robots

Saturday 31 March

From books and TV to movies and games, our lives are full of images of our possible future lives with robots – some appealing, some nightmarish, some simply weird. What might future robots be like and might we want to be friends with them? Why are we so fascinated with robots anyway, and what does this tell us about ourselves? Join Prof Tony Prescott, psychologist, neuroscientist, and director of Sheffield Robotics, to explore how far we've come in creating the robots of our science fiction dreams, where we might get to in the future, and whether all of this is really such a good idea. This event is dedicated to Prof Sidney Michaelson (1925-1991), a champion of computer science.

Entry via Lothian Street

Presented by the BCS, The Charted Institute for IT

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