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Robots: Mind or Machine?

Part of the 2021-2022 Minerva Lecture Series.

  • 23 Feb 2022, 6.00pm to 23 Feb 2022, 7.00pm GMT
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free
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This lecture is part of the 2021-2022 Minerva Lecture Series

It is anticipated that over the next 10 years robots and artificial intelligence systems will become ubiquitous in our homes, schools, hospitals, and care-homes. To make sense of these robots, the first instinct of many users is to treat them as if they have human-like thoughts and feelings. Dr Nathalia Gjersoe from the Department of Psychology explores the positive and negative consequences of this response, and describes the work she has been doing with We The Curious Science museum to explore this phenomenon in young children.

This lecture will take place online via Zoom. You can join the live online lecture between 6pm and 7pm GMT on Wednesday 23 February 2022 by registering via Eventbrite. We will email you a link before the event allowing you to view the lecture via Zoom - no account is required.

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