AI: Facts vs Fiction


An everybody-welcome Question & Answer panel event to raise issues, questions or concerns related to Artificial Intelligence and robots.

Bletchley Park

The field of Artificial Intelligence started in 1956 when a group of scientists met to follow up on fundamental questions posed by scientists such as Alan Turing, whose work at Bletchley Park played a key role in World War II.

Turing's challenge of getting a computer to beat the world chess champion took decades to achieve but in recent years we have seen rapid breakthroughs with AI that can play GO, drive a car, analyse medical images and many more.

What does the future hold?

The pace of change makes forecasting more difficult than ever. This event will provide insights into the state of the art, and address the questions people have about the impact that artificial intelligence and robots could have on our daily lives.


The event is open to everyone, regardless of background or prior knowledge. The event is probably most suitable for ages 13 years and upwards.


Coffee and tea will be available from 5pm with the Questions & Answer event starting at 5:30pm and ending around 6:45pm. The Connected Catapult building is newly built and wheelchair friendly, with a lift by the front steps and up to the 3rd floor. Parking nearby is likely to be quiet at this time.


  • Alessandro Saffiotti (Orebro University)
  • Daniele Nardi (Sapienza University of Rome)

The event is co-organized by SciRoc (Smart CIty RObotic Challenge) and AI4EU (Building the European AI on-demand Platform), both funded by the EC under the H2020 programme.

When: Sep. 20th, 2019
Start: 5:30pm - End: 7:00pm

Where: The Connected Places Catapult, 170 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, UK

Expert Panel

Ask a Question

Questions from the audience can be asked before and during the event. To ask a question use hashtag #aifactsvsfiction on Twitter and Instagram.

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