Technology is great; it helps us to keep connected, get places faster and cheaper and speeds up everyday tasks. But it is technology always a good thing? Will more automation threaten our jobs and what happens when machines get more intelligent - will they be able to think for themselves?

Will our jobs still exist in twenty years from now? Are we losing something in our cut-and-paste production society? Are robots a threat or an improvement on our lives as we know them?Find out the answer to all these questions and more at the British Science Association Future Debate:

Find out the answer to all these questions and more at the British Science Association Future Debate:

Is more automation for the better?

Thursday 28 January
6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
Outlaws Yacht Club, Leeds

The West Yorkshire Branch are delighted to invite you to join us to debate in the British Science Association’s ‘Future Debate’ series. We want to find out what people think of a big issue in science and technology that could potentially have a significant impact on our society. Each year, Future Debates focus on a particular issue. Our topic for this year is Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS).

Tickets are completely FREE but must be booked in advance here, due to limited spaces.

Each speaker will present their viewpoint, before we open the floor to question and discussion. This is your opportunity to engage with experts on an ethical topic.

Speakers:

Dr. Helen Morley - IDEA Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied, University of Leeds
Dr. Kevin Macnish - Lecturer in Applied Ethics, University of Leeds
Dr. Jordan Boyle - Lecturer in Engineering Systems, University of Leeds
Prof. John Allport - Professor of Automotive Engineering, University of Huddersfield

Booking for this event has now closed.