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Shared experience's of AI past present and future!


Professor Steve Torrance


7:00pm - Networking
7:30pm - Presentation commences
8:30pm - Discussion
9:00pm - Finish of event


In this talk Professor Torrance will share experiences from 40 years’ involvement with AI, seeing it morph from an IT backwater to a key driver of human civilisation.

Followed by an opportunity to learn from others on how they see AI today and in the future.

About the speaker

Steve Torrance completed a doctorate in the formal structure of ethics in the mid-1970s. He then began to explore the relationships between the formal languages of philosophy and computer program coding, and to investigate how human and machine minds are similar and different.

After a spell teaching in the Cognitive Studies Programme at Sussex University he set up an AI Degree at Middlesex Polytechnic, later becoming Professor of Cognitive Science.

In the early 2000s he returned to work at Sussex, as a visiting lecturer and then research fellow. He has organised conferences and workshops on diverse topics, including the philosophy of AI, machine consciousness, AI ethics, embodied cognition and social robotics. His current interests include jazz improvisation as a cognitive paradigm.

For 12 or so years he has worked for the EU as an ethics advisor.

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Hybrid event: Calculemus (Let us calculate): What world is AI giving us?
Date and time
Wednesday 7 June, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
University of Sussex
Chichester Lecture Theatre, Sussex House
This event is sold out