Anything that claims it is ‘the best week night you can have without sex’ really backs itself, but if thinking big is your thing and you’re looking for an injection of culture into your life (and aren’t we all?) then Salon London’s claim might just be right. Launching with the tag line ‘A lot more fun than it sounds’ – always promising – the cultural monthly events discuss big ideas in the worlds of science, art and psychology and they have just announced a series of talks at The Hospital Club.
Open to members and non-members alike, the three talks will be hosted by Juliet Russell and Helen Bagnall and will cover topics such as: DIY in technology, making things, mental health, online surveillance, the importance of making eye contact and what lurks on the edge of the internet. The first talk which takes place next Thursday (3rd March) will focus on Artificial Intelligence and will ask the questions: Can you afford to live forever? Can machines have consciousness? As well as looking at the subject of the banality AI. They’ll be joined by academic Steve Fuller, Daniel Bor, the author of The Ravenous Brain and Robert E Smith, a senior research fellow at UCL.
You’ll certainly come away feeling like you’ve spent your evening in a worthwhile way, perhaps with a new interest in a field and with lots of questions to consider. All that for just £12 – perhaps their claim is right.
Salon London does Artificial Intelligence takes place on the 3rd March 2016 and tickets cost £12