From Ex Machina to Terminator, artificial intelligence, ‘synths’ and robots have invaded our cinemas. But how far from reality is the depiction on the silver screen? Join us for a free lunchtime discussion about how ‘machines’, both good and bad, are portrayed in contemporary film and the real science and technology behind AI as portrayed in popular culture.
Our guest speaker for the discussion is Adam Rutherford, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science and a scientific advisor for films Ex-Machina and LIFE. His book, Creation: The Origin of Life/The Future of Life, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize. Engineer, scientist and performer Niamh Shaw will be interviewing Adam on all things AI.