Episode 2 | Are we different from machines?

With the development of AI systems that can now create original artwork, make leading breakthroughs in the field of medicine, and even beat the most successful lawyers in identifying legal problems, we ask the question - can the best of our humanity be reduced to a mechanical process? 

In this second installment of the "Science & Eternity" series we continue our journey around Japan and meet with Professor Peter Robinson, Computer Scientist at Cambridge University, whose research concerns problems at the boundary between people and computers. 

Science & Eternity is a collaboration between owlinspace and The Faraday Institute, exploring the relationship between groundbreaking science and the human experience. 

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Episode 1 | Can we manufacture intimacy?

Can we manufacture intimacy? 

With huge proportions of our population suffering with chronic loneliness, we are seeing a rise of interactive machines including humanoid robots, robotic animals, and on-screen avatars.

In this first installment of the "Science & Eternity" series we meet with Professor John Wyatt, ethicist on developments in AI and robotics, and travel around Japan in search of answers to the question - is the connection that we feel with each other replicable in machines?

Science & Eternity is a collaboration between owlinspace and The Faraday Institute, exploring the relationship between groundbreaking science and the human experience.