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You and AI

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2018.

You can call me AI. Join the Royal Society as they put Artificial Intelligence under the microscope. Physicist, author and broadcaster Jim Al Khalili will be hosting the debate, which explores whether AI can increase our capacity to understand the mysteries of the universe and tackle some of our most pressing real-world challenges. Get your thinking caps on, as you’ll be invited to put your questions to a very special lineup of people in the know and discover just how far the boundaries of AI are being pushed.

We’re excited to confirm the panel lineup for the night will be:

  • Professor Jim Al Khalili, OBE FRS FInstP
  • Dr Ewa Luger, University of Edinburgh
  • Dame Wendy Hall DBE FRS FREng, University of Southampton
  • Professor Neil Lawrence, University of Sheffield and Amazon

Supported by DeepMind.

Please note, this event will be filmed and the footage will be used across the Royal Society’s media channels. If you do not wish to be filmed, please contact the Royal Society in advance at or ask an usher on the night to provide you with an orange sticker to indicate you do not wish to be filmed.

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Sunday 28 October 2018,
5.30pm – 7pm

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Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

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Booking required


Tickets will be available to by in person at the Royal Exchange box office from 4pm

Age Guidance

Adults and teenagers 16+

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