Welcome to Future Debates, a series of events supported by the British Science Association.

These events are part of our work to make science a fundamental part of British society and culture. We want to empower many more people – not just scientists – to constructively engage in debates over the applications and implications of science in their lives, their local economy and the UK’s future.

Could you fall in love with a robot?

Join us for a thought-provoking evening of debate focusing on our future as humans alongside artificial intelligence. What is it that separates us from a computer program or android? Is it our emotions and creativity? Could computers take over where human flaws lead to poor decisions?

You might not believe what computers can already do. From acting as journalists to providing care. Come along to join our debate. Could you:

  • fall in love with an android?
  • rely on a robot do your job?
  • trust a computer to make big decisions on your behalf? Would you vote for an unbiased computer over a politician?

The evening will be guided by researchers looking at these ideas including Dr Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen and Professor John McCall, Robert Gordon University.

This event is brought to you by the Aberdeen Branch of the British Science Association.

Booking for this event has now closed.