What better way to discuss the effect of technology upon us than through Stanley Kubrick's space-opera on humanity's evolution and the rise of AI's ultimate supercomputer HAL 9000?
Half a century has passed since Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic was released, but it remains as a landmark in both the quality of its cinematography and its assessment of technology and artificial intelligence.
The quiet determination of a computer system to ensure the successful conclusion of its mission, even at the expense of human lives, is far more threatening than any number of homicidal humanoid robots.
Before the screening, Professor Peter Robinson will discuss progress in the development of human-like machines and compare their threats to those posed by computer systems hidden in the fabric of the world around us.
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-09-17 18:30 2019-09-17 18:30 Europe/London 2001: A Space Odyssey + presentation by Professor Peter Robinson Big screen showing of the iconic film, with introductory talk. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/09/17/2001-a-space-odyssey-presentation-by-professor-peter-robinson-208908 Barbican Centre,Silk Street, London, London,