Join our friends at St. Columbas-by-the-Castle as they host “Science in An Age of Change,” an afternoon exploring cutting-edge issues in science in our fast-changing world.

Leading academics will provide input on climate change and our response to it, and on the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence. The afternoon will conclude with a chance to consider the implications of these for all of us – no matter what faith or philosophy we may live by.

There will be a book stall and refreshments.

Tickets are free but a donation of between £5-10 is invited towards the cost of the event.

The Speakers:

Mike Berners-Lee writes, researches and consults on sustainability and responses to 21st-century challenges. He is a professor at Lancaster University’s Institute for Social Futures, where he develops practical tools for thinking about the future and researches the global food system.

Ron Petrick researches into artificial intelligence, including issues of human-robot interaction and social robotics. He also speaks about the social and ethical implications of artificial intelligence. He is Assistant-Professor in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University.

 

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