LIVESTREAM: Artificial you: AI and the future of your mind

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 2 June

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
  • Credit: Mike MacKenzie via Flickr

Price

Suggested donation £10

Event description

Can robots really be conscious? Can we merge with AI, as tech leaders like Elon Musk and Ray Kurzweil suggest? Is the mind just a program?

Given the rapid pace of progress in AI, many predict that it could advance to human-level intelligence within the next several decades.

Join Susan Schneider who proposes ways we can test for machine consciousness, questions whether consciousness is an unavoidable byproduct of sophisticated intelligence, and considers the overall dangers of creating machine minds.

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About the speaker

Susan Schneider is the NASA/Baruch Blumberg Chair at the Library of Congress and the director of the AI, Mind and Society Group at the University of Connecticut. She also worked on a project for NASA for two years in which she explored superintelligent AI. Previously, she was at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton devising tests for AI consciousness.

Susan is well-known to the media: her work has been featured by the New York Times, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Fox TV, History Channel, and more. Her latest book 'Artifical You' is available now on Amazon and in all good book stores.

How to watch live

1. Register for the livestream by clicking the ‘Register now’ button above.

2. Enter your first name and email address and click ‘Register now’.

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Don’t worry if you miss the live stream. You will receive an email with a link to access a replay video, which will be available for 24 hours after the live stream. Check your spam filter if you don't receive this email. The video will also be uploaded onto our YouTube channel.

If you have any issues with your registration, please contact us at richannel@ri.ac.uk.

Timing

The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm.

If you miss the live stream, it will be available to watch on WebinarJam for the following 24 hours.

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