A series of short documentaries on the future and implications of AI and robotics made by Dr Beth Singler, produced and directed by DragonLight Films, and with funding from the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, the Economic and Social Research Council, and ARM, are available through the Cambridge University’s Youtube Channel.
Can a robot be a true friend? Are we lonely enough to consider relationships with machines? What is companionship and can a machine be a substitute for a human companion? Second in a quartet of short films made with Cambridge University and international experts discussing topical issues within the field of artificial intelligence – Friend in the Machine presents fascinating insights from academia and industry about the world of companion robots and asks what it means to be human in an age of nearly human machines.
Researcher: Beth Singler
Filmmakers: Colin Ramsay and James Uren of Little Dragon Films
Date: November 21, 2017
Speakers: Dr Beth Singler
Category: Contemporary Challenges, Human Identity, Robotics, Technology