12 November 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Museum of Science and Industry
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This year the government is running an inquiry into the emergence of artificially intelligent robots – but what will life be like when they are among us? This fun day-long workshop with leading robotics experts – part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science – invites you to come as a family and help us understand your worries and your hopes for this imminent future.
Together, we will build robots from Lego which will give you a glimpse of the possibilities, and you will be asked to discuss together how you feel about this future. Help the University of Salford’s research team, led by Professor Andy Miah, understand what is at stake in a future where robots live among us. Participants are invited to come to this event as families, to create a hands-on conversation about the future of artificial intelligence, robotics, and to consider what these technologies mean for our future.
Using Lego, along with interactive activities and talks, participants will discuss the kinds of societies they imagine and the ethical, legal and social issues they present for humanity. It will be suitable for children from the age of five upwards. This event is for families. Upon registering please tell us how many adults and children will come in your group, along with the ages of your children. This information will help us plan for the event, and will not be used in any other way.
Please note, this event is for families, we want to have a cross-generational conversation and so parents/guardians coming with their children is who we wish to reach. Please only book, if you are able to do this, thank you.
For further information, please contact Andy Miah (email@example.com)