An everybody-welcome Question & Answer panel event to raise issues, questions or concerns
related to Artificial Intelligence and robots.
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
- 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
When: Sep. 20th, 2019
Start: 5:30pm - End: 7:00pm
Where: The Connected Places Catapult, 170 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, UK
- Alan Winfield (Moderator)
Professor of Robot Ethics, UWE Bristol
- Rachid Alami
Senior Scientist at LAAS, Toulouse, France
- Anne Bajart
Project Officer, EC, Luxembourg
- Hannah Little
PhD in AI & science communicator, UWE Bristol
- Mary Ellen Foster
Senior Lecturer at School of CS, University of Glasgow
- Paul Lukowicz
Scientific Director, Embedded Intelligence, Germany
- Enrico Motta
Professor of Knowledge Tech. at OU, Milton Keynes
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.
(Free on Eventbrite)